Cellular mechanisms of WNK4-mediated regulation of ion transport proteins in the distal tubule.

Academic Article


  • Gene mutations in WNK4 kinase cause a genetic form of hypertension by affecting multiple ion transport pathways through different mechanisms. Cai et al. report that the inhibitory effect of WNK4 on the thiazide-sensitive sodium-chloride cotransporter occurs through the lysosomal degradation pathway in mammalian cells.
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  • Animals, Carrier Proteins, Humans, Hypertension, Ion Transport, Kidney Tubules, Distal, Lysosomes, Mutation, Protein-Serine-Threonine Kinases, Pseudohypoaldosteronism, Signal Transduction, Sodium Chloride Symporters
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    Author List

  • Peng J-B; Bell PD
  • Start Page

  • 2116
  • End Page

  • 2118
  • Volume

  • 69
  • Issue

  • 12