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Recent studies indicate that oxidative stress mediates salt-sensitive hypertension. To test the hypothesis that the renal epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) is a target of oxidative stress, patch clamp techniques were used to determine whether ENaC in A6 distal nephron cells is regulated by hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)). In the cell-attached configuration,(More)
Whole cell voltage clamp experiments were performed in a mouse cortical collecting duct principal cell line using patch pipettes back-filled with a solution containing phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-trisphosphate (PIP(3)). PIP(3) significantly increased amiloridesensitive current in control cells but not in the cells prestimulated by aldosterone. Additionally,(More)
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)
Podocyte number is significantly reduced in diabetic patients and animal models, but the mechanism remains unclear. In the present study, we found that high glucose induced apoptosis in control podocytes which express transient receptor potential canonical 6 (TRPC6) channels, but not in TRPC6 knockdown podocytes in which TRPC6 was knocked down by TRPC6(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)
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)
Recent studies suggest that the activity of epithelial sodium channels (ENaC) is increased by phosphatidylinositides, especially phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate (PI(4,5)P2) and phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-trisphosphate (PI(3,4,5)P3). Stimulation of phospholipase C by either adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-activation of purinergic P2Y receptors or(More)
The epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) plays an important role in regulating sodium balance, extracellular volume, and blood pressure. Evidence suggests the α and γ subunits of ENaC are cleaved during assembly before they are inserted into the apical membranes of epithelial cells, and maximal activity of ENaC depends on cleavage of the extracellular loops of(More)
TRPV5 and TRPV6 are two closely related epithelial calcium channels that mediate apical calcium entry in the transcellular calcium transport pathway. TRPV5, but not TRPV6, is enhanced by protein kinase WNK4 when expressed in Xenopus laevis oocytes. We report that the majority of human TRPV5 exogenously expressed in the Xenopus oocyte plasma membrane was(More)