Translocation responses of selected PH domains after PLC activation or phosphoinositide 5-phosphatase action. The GFP-tagged versions of the indicated PH domains were expressed either in HEK293-AT1 cells for AngII (100 nM) stimulation (panel A) or in COS-7 cells for 5-phosphatase action (panel B). AngII stimulation causes rapid PLC activation with a substantial decrease in PtdIns(4,5)P2 levels (~80%  but these selected probes showed only a small and transient translocation response from the membrane to the cytosol. For 5-phosphatase recruitment, COS-7 cells were transfected with a PM-targeted FRB-CFP and a mRFP-FKBP-12-5-phosphatse domain along with the GFP-tagged PH domain. Rapamycin (100 nM) addition rapidly recruits the 5-phosphatase to the PM (B panel, right) and eliminates PtdIns(4,5)P2 . Some of the PH domains completely lose localization (Num1 or Opy1) while others (such as Slm1) shows only a partial translocation. See Table 1 for a complete list of the responses found with the other PH domains.
Szentpetery et al. BMC Cell Biology 2009 10:67 doi:10.1186/1471-2121-10-67