Aldosterone, SGK1, and ion channels in the kidney

Valinsky, W. C., Touyz, R. M. and Shrier, A. (2018) Aldosterone, SGK1, and ion channels in the kidney. Clinical Science, 132(2), pp. 173-183. (doi: 10.1042/CS20171525) (PMID:29352074) (PMCID:PMC5817097)

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Hyperaldosteronism, a common cause of hypertension, is strongly connected to Na+, K+, and Mg2+ dysregulation. Owing to its steroidal structure, aldosterone is an active transcriptional modifier when bound to the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) in cells expressing the enzyme 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 2, such as those comprising the aldosterone-sensitive distal nephron (ASDN). One such up-regulated protein, the ubiquitous serum and glucocorticoid regulated kinase 1 (SGK1), has the capacity to modulate the surface expression and function of many classes of renal ion channels, including those that transport Na+ (ENaC), K+ (ROMK/BK), Ca2+ (TRPV4/5/6), Mg2+ (TRPM7/6), and Cl- (ClC-K, CFTR). Here, we discuss the mechanisms by which ASDN expressed channels are up-regulated by SGK1, while highlighting newly discovered pathways connecting aldosterone to nonselective cation channels that are permeable to Mg2+ (TRPM7) or Ca2+ (TRPV4).

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Aldosterone, ENaC, hypertension, ion channels, SGK1, TRPM7.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Touyz, Professor Rhian
Authors: Valinsky, W. C., Touyz, R. M., and Shrier, A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
Journal Name:Clinical Science
Publisher:Portland Press
ISSN (Online):1470-8736
Published Online:19 January 2018

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
607381Vascular Noxs as therapeutic targets and biomarkers in hypertensionRhian TouyzBritish Heart Foundation (BHF)CH/12/4/29762RI CARDIOVASCULAR & MEDICAL SCIENCES