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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566208/development-of-wnk-signaling-inhibitors-as-a-new-class-of-antihypertensive-drugs
#1
Mari Ishigami-Yuasa, Yuko Watanabe, Takayasu Mori, Hiroyuki Masuno, Shinya Fujii, Eriko Kikuchi, Shinichi Uchida, Hiroyuki Kagechika
Pseudohypoaldosteronism type II (PHAII) is characterized by hyperkalemia and hypertension despite a normal glomerular filtration rate. Abnormal activation of the signal cascade of with-no-lysine kinase (WNK) with OSR1 (oxidative stress-responsive kinase 1)/SPAK (STE20/SPS1-related proline/alanine-rich kinase) and NCC (NaCl cotransporter) results in characteristic salt-sensitive hypertension. Thus, inhibitors of the WNK-OSR1/SPAK-NCC cascade are candidates for a new class of antihypertensive drugs. In this study, we developed novel inhibitors of this signal cascade from the 9-aminoacridine lead compound 1, one of the hit compounds obtained by screening our chemical library for WNK-SPAK binding inhibitors...
July 15, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501478/osr1-functions-downstream-of-hedgehog-pathway-to-regulate-foregut-development
#2
Lu Han, Jingyue Xu, Emily Grigg, Megan Slack, Praneet Chaturvedi, Rulang Jiang, Aaron M Zorn
During early fetal development, paracrine Hedgehog (HH) ligands secreted from the foregut epithelium activate Gli transcription factors in the surrounding mesenchyme to coordinate formation of the respiratory system, digestive track and the cardiovascular network. Although disruptions to this process can lead to devastating congenital defects, the underlying mechanisms and downstream targets, are poorly understood. We show that the zinc finger transcription factor Osr1 is a novel HH target as Osr1 expression in the foregut mesenchyme depends on HH signaling and the effector of HH pathway Gli3 binds to a conserved genomic loci near Osr1 promoter region...
May 10, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414128/impaired-degradation-of-medullary-wnk4-in-the-kidneys-of-klhl2-knockout-mice
#3
Yuri Kasagi, Daiei Takahashi, Tomomi Aida, Hidenori Nishida, Naohiro Nomura, Moko Zeniya, Takayasu Mori, Emi Sasaki, Fumiaki Ando, Tatemitsu Rai, Shinichi Uchida, Eisei Sohara
Mutations in the with-no-lysine kinase 1 (WNK1), WNK4, Kelch-like 3 (KLHL3), and Cullin3 (CUL3) genes were identified as being responsible for hereditary hypertensive disease pseudohypoaldosteronism type II (PHAII). Normally, the KLHL3/CUL3 ubiquitin ligase complex degrades WNKs. In PHAII, the loss of interaction between KLHL3 and WNK4 increases levels of WNKs because of impaired ubiquitination, leading to abnormal over-activation of the WNK-OSR1/SPAK-NCC cascade in the kidney's distal convoluted tubules (DCT)...
May 27, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409347/origin-and-function-of-the-renal-stroma-in-health-and-disease
#4
Christopher J Rowan, Sepideh Sheybani-Deloui, Norman D Rosenblum
The renal stroma is defined as a heterogeneous population of cells that serve both as a supportive framework and as a source of specialized cells in the renal capsule, glomerulus, vasculature, and interstitium. In this chapter, we review published evidence defining what, where, and why stromal cells are important. We describe the functions of the renal stroma andhow stromal derivatives are crucial for normal kidney function. Next, we review the specification of stromal cells from the Osr1+ intermediate mesoderm and T+ presomitic mesoderm during embryogenesis and stromal cell differentiation...
2017: Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404905/osr1-is-a-novel-epigenetic-silenced-tumor-suppressor-regulating-invasion-and-proliferation-in-renal-cell-carcinoma
#5
Yixiang Zhang, Yeqing Yuan, Pei Liang, Xiaojing Guo, Ying Ying, Xing-Sheng Shu, Michael Gao, Yingduan Cheng
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is one of the most malignant tumors in human. Here, we found that odd-skipped related transcription factor 1 (OSR1) was downregulated in 769-P and 786-O cells due to promoter CpG methylation. OSR1 expression could be restored by pharmacological demethylation treatment in silenced cell lines. Knockdown of OSR1 in two normal expressed cell lines- A498 and ACHN promoted cell invasion and cellular proliferation. RNA-Sequencing analysis showed that expression profile of genes involved in multiple cancer-related pathways was changed when OSR1 was downregulated...
May 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391962/su9516-increases-%C3%AE-7%C3%AE-1-integrin-and-ameliorates-disease-progression-in-the-mdx-mouse-model-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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Apurva Sarathy, Ryan D Wuebbles, Tatiana M Fontelonga, Ashley R Tarchione, Lesley A Mathews Griner, Dante J Heredia, Andreia M Nunes, Suzann Duan, Paul D Brewer, Tyler Van Ry, Grant W Hennig, Thomas W Gould, Andrés E Dulcey, Amy Wang, Xin Xu, Catherine Z Chen, Xin Hu, Wei Zheng, Noel Southall, Marc Ferrer, Juan Marugan, Dean J Burkin
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a fatal muscle disease caused by mutations in the dystrophin gene, resulting in a complete loss of the dystrophin protein. Dystrophin is a critical component of the dystrophin glycoprotein complex (DGC), which links laminin in the extracellular matrix to the actin cytoskeleton within myofibers and provides resistance to shear stresses during muscle activity. Loss of dystrophin in DMD patients results in a fragile sarcolemma prone to contraction-induced muscle damage. The α7β1 integrin is a laminin receptor protein complex in skeletal and cardiac muscle and a major modifier of disease progression in DMD...
June 7, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371477/rafoxanide-and-closantel-inhibit-spak-and-osr1-kinases-by-binding-to-a-highly-conserved-allosteric-site-on-their-c-terminal-domains
#7
Mubarak A AlAmri, Hachemi Kadri, Luke J Alderwick, Nigel S Simpkins, Youcef Mehellou
SPAK and OSR1 are two protein kinases that have emerged as attractive targets in the discovery of novel antihypertensive agents due to their role in regulating electrolyte balance in vivo. Herein we report the identification of an allosteric pocket on the highly conserved C-terminal domains of these two kinases, which influences their activity. We also show that some known WNK signaling inhibitors bind to this allosteric site. Using in silico screening, we identified the antiparasitic agent rafoxanide as a novel allosteric inhibitor of SPAK and OSR1...
March 31, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341239/calcineurin-inhibitors-block-sodium-chloride-cotransporter-dephosphorylation-in-response-to%C3%A2-high-potassium-intake
#8
Wakana Shoda, Naohiro Nomura, Fumiaki Ando, Yutaro Mori, Takayasu Mori, Eisei Sohara, Tatemitsu Rai, Shinichi Uchida
Dietary potassium intake is inversely related to blood pressure and mortality. Moreover, the sodium-chloride cotransporter (NCC) plays an important role in blood pressure regulation and urinary potassium excretion in response to potassium intake. Previously, it was shown that NCC is activated by the WNK4-SPAK cascade and dephosphorylated by protein phosphatase. However, the mechanism of NCC regulation with acute potassium intake is still unclear. To identify the molecular mechanism of NCC regulation in response to potassium intake, we used adult C57BL/6 mice fed a 1...
February 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282258/wnk1-is-an-unexpected-autophagy-inhibitor
#9
Sachith Gallolu Kankanamalage, A-Young Lee, Chonlarat Wichaidit, Andres Lorente-Rodriguez, Akansha M Shah, Steve Stippec, Angelique W Whitehurst, Melanie H Cobb
Autophagy is a cellular degradation pathway that is essential to maintain cellular physiology, and deregulation of autophagy leads to multiple diseases in humans. In a recent study, we discovered that the protein kinase WNK1 (WNK lysine deficient protein kinase 1) is an inhibitor of autophagy. The loss of WNK1 increases both basal and starvation-induced autophagy. In addition, the depletion of WNK1 increases the activation of the class III phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PtdIns3K) complex, which is required to induce autophagy...
May 4, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178566/wnk-kinase-signaling-in-ion-homeostasis-and-human-disease
#10
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Masoud Shekarabi, Jinwei Zhang, Arjun R Khanna, David H Ellison, Eric Delpire, Kristopher T Kahle
WNK kinases, along with their upstream regulators (CUL3/KLHL3) and downstream targets (the SPAK/OSR1 kinases and the cation-Cl(-) cotransporters [CCCs]), comprise a signaling cascade essential for ion homeostasis in the kidney and nervous system. Recent work has furthered our understanding of the WNKs in epithelial transport, cell volume homeostasis, and GABA signaling, and uncovered novel roles for this pathway in immune cell function and cell proliferation.
February 7, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096417/phosphorylation-by-pkc-and-pka-regulate-the-kinase-activity-and-downstream-signaling-of-wnk4
#11
Maria Castañeda-Bueno, Juan Pablo Arroyo, Junhui Zhang, Jeremy Puthumana, Orlando Yarborough, Shigeru Shibata, Lorena Rojas-Vega, Gerardo Gamba, Jesse Rinehart, Richard P Lifton
With-no-lysine kinase 4 (WNK4) regulates electrolyte homeostasis and blood pressure. WNK4 phosphorylates the kinases SPAK (Ste20-related proline alanine-rich kinase) and OSR1 (oxidative stress responsive kinase), which then phosphorylate and activate the renal Na-Cl cotransporter (NCC). WNK4 levels are regulated by binding to Kelch-like 3, targeting WNK4 for ubiquitylation and degradation. Phosphorylation of Kelch-like 3 by PKC or PKA downstream of AngII or vasopressin signaling, respectively, abrogates binding...
January 31, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004876/towards-the-development-of-small-molecule-mo25-binders-as-potential-indirect-spak-osr1-kinase-inhibitors
#12
Hachemi Kadri, Mubarak A Alamri, Iva H Navratilova, Luke J Alderwick, Nigel S Simpkins, Youcef Mehellou
The binding of the scaffolding protein MO25 to SPAK and OSR1 protein kinases, which regulate ion homeostasis, causes increases of up to 100-fold in their catalytic activity. Various animal models have shown that the inhibition of SPAK and OSR1 lowers blood pressure, and so here we present a new indirect approach to inhibiting SPAK and OSR1 kinases by targeting their protein partner MO25. To explore this approach, we developed a fluorescent polarisation assay and used it in screening of a small in-house library of ≈4000 compounds...
December 22, 2016: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003191/calcineurin-inhibitor-cyclosporine-a-activates-renal-na-k-cl-cotransporters-via-local-and-systemic-mechanisms
#13
K I Blankenstein, A Borschewski, R Labes, A Paliege, C Boldt, J A McCormick, D H Ellison, M Bader, S Bachmann, K Mutig
Calcineurin dephosphorylates nuclear factor of activated T cells transcription factors, thereby facilitating T cell-mediated immune responses. Calcineurin inhibitors are instrumental for immunosuppression after organ transplantation but may cause side effects, including hypertension and electrolyte disorders. Kidneys were recently shown to display activation of the furosemide-sensitive Na-K-2Cl cotransporter (NKCC2) of the thick ascending limb and the thiazide-sensitive Na-Cl cotransporter (NCC) of the distal convoluted tubule upon calcineurin inhibition using cyclosporin A (CsA)...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983989/potassium-depletion-stimulates-na-cl-cotransporter-via-phosphorylation-and-inactivation-of-the-ubiquitin-ligase-kelch-like-3
#14
Kenichi Ishizawa, Ning Xu, Johannes Loffing, Richard P Lifton, Toshiro Fujita, Shunya Uchida, Shigeru Shibata
Kelch-like 3 (KLHL3) is a component of an E3 ubiquitin ligase complex that regulates blood pressure by targeting With-No-Lysine (WNK) kinases for degradation. Mutations in KLHL3 cause constitutively increased renal salt reabsorption and impaired K(+) secretion, resulting in hypertension and hyperkalemia. Although clinical studies have shown that dietary K(+) intake affects blood pressure, the mechanisms have been obscure. In this study, we demonstrate that the KLHL3 ubiquitin ligase complex is involved in the low-K(+)-mediated activation of Na-Cl cotransporter (NCC) in the kidney...
October 28, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942049/potassium-depletion-stimulates-na-cl-cotransporter-via-phosphorylation-and-inactivation-of-the-ubiquitin-ligase-kelch-like-3
#15
Kenichi Ishizawa, Ning Xu, Johannes Loffing, Richard P Lifton, Toshiro Fujita, Shunya Uchida, Shigeru Shibata
Kelch-like 3 (KLHL3) is a component of an E3 ubiquitin ligase complex that regulates blood pressure by targeting With-No-Lysine (WNK) kinases for degradation. Mutations in KLHL3 cause constitutively increased renal salt reabsorption and impaired K(+) secretion, resulting in hypertension and hyperkalemia. Although clinical studies have shown that dietary K(+) intake affects blood pressure, the mechanisms have been obscure. In this study, we demonstrate that the KLHL3 ubiquitin ligase complex is involved in the low-K(+)-mediated activation of Na-Cl cotransporter (NCC) in the kidney...
November 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853306/osr1-and-spak-cooperatively-modulate-sertoli-cell-support-of-mouse-spermatogenesis
#16
Yung-Liang Liu, Sung-Sen Yang, Shyi-Jou Chen, Yu-Chun Lin, Chin-Chen Chu, Hsin-Hui Huang, Fung-Wei Chang, Mu-Hsien Yu, Shih-Hua Lin, Gwo-Jang Wu, Huey-Kang Sytwu
We investigated the role of oxidative stress-responsive kinase-1 (OSR1) and STE20 (sterile 20)/SPS1-related proline/alanine-rich kinase (SPAK), upstream regulators of the Na(+)-K(+)-2Cl(-) cotransporter (NKCC1)-essential for spermatogenesis-in mouse models of male fertility. Global OSR1(+/-) gene mutations, but not global SPAK(-/-) or Sertoli cell (SC)-specific OSR1 gene knockout (SC-OSR1(-/-)), cause subfertility with impaired sperm function and are associated with reduced abundance of phosphorylated (p)-NKCC1 but increased p-SPAK expression in testicular tissue and spermatozoa...
November 17, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805568/hand2-inhibits-kidney-specification-while-promoting-vein-formation-within-the-posterior-mesoderm
#17
Elliot A Perens, Zayra V Garavito-Aguilar, Gina P Guio-Vega, Karen T Peña, Yocheved L Schindler, Deborah Yelon
Proper organogenesis depends upon defining the precise dimensions of organ progenitor territories. Kidney progenitors originate within the intermediate mesoderm (IM), but the pathways that set the boundaries of the IM are poorly understood. Here, we show that the bHLH transcription factor Hand2 limits the size of the embryonic kidney by restricting IM dimensions. The IM is expanded in zebrafish hand2 mutants and is diminished when hand2 is overexpressed. Within the posterior mesoderm, hand2 is expressed laterally adjacent to the IM...
November 2, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782156/identification-and-validation-of-candidate-epigenetic-biomarkers-in-lung-adenocarcinoma
#18
Iben Daugaard, Diana Dominguez, Tina E Kjeldsen, Lasse S Kristensen, Henrik Hager, Tomasz K Wojdacz, Lise Lotte Hansen
Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. DNA methylation is an epigenetic mechanism that regulates gene expression, and disease-specific methylation changes can be targeted as biomarkers. We have compared the genome-wide methylation pattern in tumor and tumor-adjacent normal lung tissue from four lung adenocarcinoma (LAC) patients using DNA methylation microarrays and identified 74 differentially methylated regions (DMRs). Eighteen DMRs were selected for validation in a cohort comprising primary tumors from 52 LAC patients and tumor-adjacent normal lung tissue from 32 patients by methylation-sensitive high resolution melting (MS-HRM) analysis...
October 26, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27457700/extracellular-k-rapidly-controls-nacl-cotransporter-phosphorylation-in-the-native-distal-convoluted-tubule-by-cl-dependent-and-independent-mechanisms
#19
David Penton, Jan Czogalla, Agnieszka Wengi, Nina Himmerkus, Dominique Loffing-Cueni, Monique Carrel, Renuga Devi Rajaram, Olivier Staub, Markus Bleich, Frank Schweda, Johannes Loffing
KEY POINTS: High dietary potassium (K(+) ) intake dephosphorylates and inactivates the NaCl cotransporter (NCC) in the renal distal convoluted tubule (DCT). Using several ex vivo models, we show that physiological changes in extracellular K(+) , similar to those occurring after a K(+) rich diet, are sufficient to promote a very rapid dephosphorylation of NCC in native DCT cells. Although the increase of NCC phosphorylation upon decreased extracellular K(+) appears to depend on cellular Cl(-) fluxes, the rapid NCC dephosphorylation in response to increased extracellular K(+) is not Cl(-) -dependent...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27442016/osr1-interacts-synergistically-with-wt1-to-regulate-kidney-organogenesis
#20
Jingyue Xu, Han Liu, Ok Hee Chai, Yu Lan, Rulang Jiang
Renal hypoplasia is a common cause of pediatric renal failure and several adult-onset diseases. Recent studies have associated a variant of the OSR1 gene with reduction of newborn kidney size and function in heterozygotes and neonatal lethality with kidney defects in homozygotes. How OSR1 regulates kidney development and nephron endowment is not well understood, however. In this study, by using the recently developed CRISPR genome editing technology, we genetically labeled the endogenous Osr1 protein and show that Osr1 interacts with Wt1 in the developing kidney...
2016: PloS One
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