Kristin K Knight

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Liddle's syndrome, an inherited form of hypertension, is caused by mutations that delete or disrupt a C-terminal PY motif in the epithelial Na+ channel (ENaC). Previous work indicates that these mutations increase expression of ENaC at the cell surface by disrupting its binding to Nedd4-2, an E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase that targets ENaC for degradation.(More)
Na(+) transport across epithelia is mediated in part by the epithelial Na(+) channel ENaC. Previous work indicates that Na(+) is an important regulator of ENaC, providing a negative feedback mechanism to maintain Na(+) homeostasis. ENaC is synthesized as an inactive precursor, which is activated by proteolytic cleavage of the extracellular domains of the(More)
As a pathway for Na(+) reabsorption, the epithelial Na(+) channel ENaC is critical for Na(+) homeostasis and blood pressure control. Na(+) transport is regulated by Nedd4-2, an E3 ubiquitin ligase that decreases ENaC expression at the cell surface. To investigate the underlying mechanisms, we proteolytically cleaved/activated ENaC at the cell surface and(More)
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