Douglas C Eaton6
Hui-Fang Bao6
Bing-Chen Liu3
David G Warnock3
6Douglas C Eaton
6Hui-Fang Bao
3Bing-Chen Liu
3David G Warnock
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Using patch clamp techniques, we found that the epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) activity in the apical membrane of A6 distal nephron cells showed a sudden rundown beginning at 4 min after forming the inside-out configuration. This sudden rundown was prevented by addition of anionic phospholipids such as phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate (PIP(2)),(More)
The epithelial Na(+) channel (ENaC) is an end-effector of diverse cellular signaling cascades, including those with phosphatidylinositide second messengers. Recent evidence also suggests that in some instances, phospatidylinositides can directly interact with ENaC to increase channel activity by increasing channel open probability and/or membrane(More)
RATIONALE Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a significant cause of pneumonia in humans. OBJECTIVES To determine the impact of mycoplasma infection and the host inflammatory response on alveolar type II (ATII) cell ion transport in vivo and in vitro. METHODS Mice were infected with M. pulmonis for measurements of alveolar fluid clearance (AFC) in vivo and(More)
The mechanosensitivity of the epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) is controversial. Using cell-attached patch-clamp techniques, we found that mechanical stretch stimulated ENaC in A6 distal nephron cells in only three of nine cell-attached patches. However, stretch consistently activated ENaC after apical ATP was scavenged with apical hexokinase plus glucose(More)
Advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) are complex and heterogeneous compounds implicated in diabetes. Sodium reabsorption through the epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) at the distal nephron plays an important role in diabetic hypertension. Here, we report that H2S antagonizes AGEs-induced ENaC activation in A6 cells. ENaC open probability (P O ) in A6 cells(More)
Using whole-cell patch-clamp techniques we found that ATP activated an outwardly rectifying current in Daudi human B lymphoma cells under acidic conditions. The substitution of Cl- for gluconate(-) shifted the reversal potential, while Cl- channel blockers, 4,4'-diisothiocyanostibene-2,2'-disulfonic acid (DIDS) and 9-anthracene carboxylic acid (9-AC),(More)
Recent studies suggest that the epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) is expressed in the endothelial cells. To test whether high salt affects the NO production via regulation of endothelial ENaC, human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were incubated in solutions containing either normal or high sodium (additional 20 mM NaCl). Our data showed that high(More)
Phosphatidylinositol bisphosphate (PIP2) regulates epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) open probability. In turn, myristoylated alanine-rich C kinase substrate (MARCKS) protein or MARCKS-like protein 1 (MLP-1) at the plasma membrane regulates the delivery of PIP2 to ENaC. MARCKS and MLP-1 are regulated by changes in cytosolic calcium; increasing calcium(More)
This investigation was conducted to study the relationship between intracellular Ca(2+) and activation of large conductance Ca(2+)-activated K(+) (BK) currents by unoprostone, the first synthetic docosanoid. We used HEK293 cells stably transfected with two BK channel splice variants, one sensitive to unoprostone and the other insensitive. We examined the(More)