Hamdy M. Embark

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The serum and glucocorticoid-inducible kinase SGK1 stimulates the Na+ channels ENaC and SCN5A, the K+ channels ROMK1, Kv1.3, and KCNE1/KCNQ1, the cation conductance induced by 4F2/LAT1 and the chloride conductance induced by CFTR. The isoforms SGK2 and SGK3 have similarly been shown to regulate ENaC, SCN5A, Kv1.3 and KCNE1/KCNQ1. The kinases regulate(More)
The slowly activating K+ channel subunit KCNE1 is expressed in a variety of tissues including proximal renal tubules, cardiac myocytes and stria vascularis of inner ear. The present study has been performed to explore whether the serum- and glucocorticoid-inducible kinase family members SGK1, SGK2, or SGK3 and/or protein kinase B (PKB) influence K+ channel(More)
The epithelial Ca2+ channel TRPV5 (ECaC1) plays a key role in renal and intestinal Ca2+ (re)absorption and is thus regulated by 1,25(OH) 2D3. The present study aims to explore whether TRPV5 is regulated by the serum and glucocorticoid inducible kinase SGK1, a kinase transcriptionally upregulated by 1,25(OH) 2D3. To this end cRNA encoding TRPV5 has been(More)
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)
The renal outer medullary K(+)-channel ROMK1 is upregulated by the serum- and glucocorticoid-inducible kinase SGK1, an effect potentiated by Na(+)/H(+)-exchanger-regulating-factor NHERF2. SGK1 phosphorylates ROMK1 at serine44. To explore the role of SGK1 phosphorylation, serine44 was replaced by an alanine ([S44A]ROMK1) or an aspartate ([S44D]ROMK1). Wild(More)
The serum- and glucocorticoid- inducible kinase SGK1 stimulates the renal outer medullary K(+) channel ROMK1 in the presence of the Na(+)/H(+) exchanger regulating factor NHERF2. SGK1/NHERF2 are effective through enhancement of ROMK1 abundance within the cell membrane. The present study aims to define the molecular requirements for the interaction of ROMK1(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)
BACKGROUND ClC-Ka and ClC-Kb, chloride channels participating in renal tubular Cl- transport, require the coexpression of barttin to become functional. Mutations of the barttin gene lead to the Bartter's syndrome variant BSND, characterized by congenital deafness and severe renal salt wasting. Barttin bears a proline-tyrosine motif, a target structure for(More)
Renal tubular citrate transport is accomplished by electrogenic Na(+) coupled dicarboxylate transporter NaDC-1, a carrier subjected to regulation by acidosis. Trafficking of the Na(+)/H(+) exchanger NHE3 is controlled by NHE regulating factors NHERF-1 and NHERF-2 and the serum and glucocorticoid inducible kinase SGK1. To test for a possible involvement in(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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