Hamdy M Embark

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Mineralocorticoids stimulate Na(+) reabsorption and K(+) secretion in principal cells of connecting tubule and collecting duct. The involved ion channels are ENaC and ROMK1, respectively. In Xenopus oocytes, the serum and glucocorticoid-sensitive kinase SGK1 has been shown to increase ENaC activity by enhancing its abundance in the plasma membrane. With the(More)
Renal calcium reabsorption involves the epithelial calcium channel ECaC1 (TRPV5) which is tightly regulated by 1,25(OH)2D3. As shown recently, TRPV5 is activated by the serum and glucocorticoid inducible kinase SGK1, a kinase transcriptionally upregulated by 1,25(OH)2D3. This stimulatory effect is due to enhanced TRPV5 abundance in the plasma membrane and(More)
Humans and other primates can rapidly categorize objects even when they are embedded in complex visual scenes (Thorpe et al., 1996; Fabre-Thorpe et al., 1998). Studies by Serre et al., 2007 have shown that the ability of humans to detect animals in brief presentations of natural images decreases as the size of the target animal decreases and the amount of(More)
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