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Lingyun Wang, Ji-Bin Peng
Interaction between the acidic motif (AM) of protein kinase WNK4 and the Kelch domain of KLHL3 are involved in the pathogenesis of pseudohypoaldosteronism type II, a hereditary form of hypertension. This interaction is disrupted by some disease-causing mutations in either WNK4 or KLHL3, or by angiotensin II- and insulin-induced phosphorylation of KLHL3 at serine 433, which is also a site frequently mutated in patients. However, the mechanism by which this phosphorylation disrupts the interaction is unclear...
October 11, 2016: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
Yuki Kawashima Sonoyama, Toshihiro Tajima, Masanobu Fujimoto, Akiko Hasegawa, Naoki Miyahara, Rei Nishimura, Yuichiro Hashida, Atsushi Hayashi, Keiichi Hanaki, Susumu Kanzaki
Pseudohypoaldosteronism type 1 (PHA1) is a rare genetic disease characterized by resistance to aldosterone, and the renal form of PHA1 is associated with heterozygous inactivating mutations in NR3C2, which encodes mineralocorticoid receptor (MR). Here we report a case of renal PHA1 due to a novel frameshift mutation in NR3C2. A 10-day-old Japanese male infant, born at 39 weeks gestation (birth weight, 2,946 g), was admitted to our hospital because of lethargy and vomiting, with a 6.7% weight loss since birth...
October 5, 2016: Endocrine Journal
Maria Miguel Gomes, Sofia Martins, Olinda Marques, Nicole da Silva, Ana Antunes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Endocrinología y Nutrición: órgano de la Sociedad Española de Endocrinología y Nutrición
Richard Hollander, Geert Mortier, Koen van Hoeck
: Hyperkalemia in young children is a rare phenomenon and in many cases caused by hemolysis in the specimen due to difficulties in obtaining a sample. However, hyperkalemia can also be a sign of a rare Mendelian syndrome known as familial hyperkalemic hypertension or pseudohypoaldosteronism type II. This disease is characterized by hyperkalemia, hypertension, and mild hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis (with normal anion gap) despite normal glomerular filtration. Full recovery of these abnormalities with thiazide diuretics is essential not to miss the diagnosis of this syndrome...
September 17, 2016: European Journal of Pediatrics
Vinod Krishnappa, Jonathan H Ross, David N Kenagy, Rupesh Raina
Hyponatremia with hyperkalemia in infancy is a rare presentation, but may be due to aldosterone deficiency or end organ resistance to its action. There are few cases associating this condition with urinary tract infections or anatomic abnormalities that predispose to infection. Clinicians should have a high index of suspicion in diagnosing secondary pseudohypoaldosteronism (PHA) due to its often atypical presentation. We describe ten month-old infant who presented with this condition and was found to have urinary tract infection complicating unilateral urinary tract anomaly, which may have strong association with renal tubular resistance to aldosterone...
September 2016: Urology Case Reports
Toshiki Tsunogai, Ichiro Miyata, Saori Kotake, Ryuki Matsuura, Ken Takagi, Hiroyuki Nanba, Noriko Takahata, Toshihiro Tajima, Yasuyuki Wada
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology: Case Reports and Clinical Investigations: Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Pediatric Endocrinology
Jianghui Hou
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The paracellular pathway through the tight junction provides an important route for chloride reabsorption in the collecting duct of the kidney. This review describes recent findings of how defects in paracellular chloride permeation pathway may cause kidney diseases and how such a pathway may be regulated to maintain normal chloride homeostasis. RECENT FINDINGS: The tight junction in the collecting duct expresses two important claudin genes - claudin-4 and claudin-8...
September 2016: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
Carla Bizzarri, Nicole Olivini, Stefania Pedicelli, Romana Marini, Germana Giannone, Paola Cambiaso, Marco Cappa
BACKGROUND: Salt-wasting represents a relatively common cause of emergency admission in infants and may result in life-threatening complications. Neonatal kidneys show low glomerular filtration rate and immaturity of the distal nephron leading to reduced ability to concentrate urine. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted for infants hospitalized in a single Institution from 1(st) January 2006 to 31(st) December 2015. The selection criterion was represented by the referral to the Endocrinology Unit for hyponatremia (serum sodium <130 mEq/L) of suspected endocrine origin at admission...
2016: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
Siguang Xu, Cui Liu, Yana Ma, Hong-Long Ji, Xiumin Li
The ENaC/degenerin ion channel superfamily includes the amiloride-sensitive epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) and acid sensitive ionic channel (ASIC). ENaC is a multimeric ion channel formed by heteromultimeric membrane glycoproteins, which participate in a multitude of biological processes by mediating the transport of sodium (Na(+)) across epithelial tissues such as the kidney, lungs, bladder, and gut. Aberrant ENaC functions contribute to several human disease states including pseudohypoaldosteronism, Liddle syndrome, cystic fibrosis, and salt-sensitive hypertension...
2016: BioMed Research International
Adriana Mercado, Paola de Los Heros, Zesergio Melo, María Chávez-Canales, Adrián R Murillo-de-Ozores, Erika Moreno, Silvana Bazúa-Valenti, Norma Vázquez, Juliette Hadchouel, Gerardo Gamba
The K(+)-Cl(-) cotransporters (KCC1-KCC4) encompass a branch of the SLC12 family of electroneutral cation-coupled chloride cotransporters that translocate ions out of the cell to regulate various factors, including cell volume and intracellular chloride concentration, among others. L-WNK1 is an ubiquitously expressed kinase that is activated in response to osmotic stress and intracellular chloride depletion, and it is implicated in two distinct hereditary syndromes: the renal disease pseudohypoaldosteronism type II (PHAII) and the neurological disease hereditary sensory neuropathy 2 (HSN2)...
July 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
Adam Daniel Jakes, Kevin Baynes, Catherine Nelson-Piercy
We describe the clinical course of renal tubular acidosis (RTA) type 4 in pregnancy, which has not been previously published. Renal tubular acidosis type 4 is a condition associated with increased urinary ammonia secondary to hypoaldosteronism or pseudohypoaldosteronism. Pregnancy may worsen the hyperkalaemia and acidosis of renal tubular acidosis type 4, possibly through an antialdosterone effect. We advise regular monitoring of potassium and pH throughout pregnancy to ensure safe levels are maintained.
2016: BMJ Case Reports
Niu Li, Juan Li, Yu Ding, Tingting Yu, Yongnian Shen, Qihua Fu, Yiping Shen, Xiaodong Huang, Jian Wang
Aldosterone synthase deficiency (ASD) is a rare, autosomal recessive inherited disease. Mutations in the CYP11B2 gene are responsible for the occurrence of ASD, and the clinical manifestations of ASD vary with age. Affected infants may develop symptoms of mineralocorticoid deficiency, including clinical presentation with frequent vomiting, a variable degree of hyponatremia, hyperkalemia, and metabolic acidosis combined with poor growth, which are easily confused with several other endocrine genopathies, including pseudohypoaldosteronism type 1 and congenital adrenal hyperplasia...
April 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
Najya A Attia, Yousef I Marzouk
Context. Pseudohypoaldosteronism type 1 (PHA1) is a life-threatening disease that causes severe hyperkalemia and cardiac arrest if not treated appropriately or if diagnosis is missed. Objective. To report a case of a newborn with vomiting and lethargy, ultimately diagnosed with pseudohypoaldosteronism. Patient. This case presented to the ED at an age of 14 days in hypovolemic shock. There was a family history of sudden infant death, her sister who was diagnosed with CAH and passed away at 3 months of age despite regular hormone replacement...
2016: Case Reports in Endocrinology
Juliette Hadchouel, David H Ellison, Gerardo Gamba
The discovery of four genes responsible for pseudohypoaldosteronism type II, or familial hyperkalemic hypertension, which features arterial hypertension with hyperkalemia and metabolic acidosis, unmasked a complex multiprotein system that regulates electrolyte transport in the distal nephron. Two of these genes encode the serine-threonine kinases WNK1 and WNK4. The other two genes [kelch-like 3 (KLHL3) and cullin 3 (CUL3)] form a RING-type E3-ubiquitin ligase complex that modulates WNK1 and WNK4 abundance. WNKs regulate the activity of the Na(+):Cl(-) cotransporter (NCC), the epithelial sodium channel (ENaC), the renal outer medullary potassium channel (ROMK), and other transport pathways...
2016: Annual Review of Physiology
Hyun Ah Jeong, Yoon Kyoung Park, Yeong Sang Jung, Myung-Hyun Nam, Hyo-Kyoung Nam, Kee Hyoung Lee, Young-Jun Rhie
Hyponatremia and hyperkalemia in infancy can be attributed to various causes, originating from a variety of renal and genetic disorders. Pseudohypoaldosteronism type 1 (PHA1) is one of these disorders, causing mineralocorticoid resistance that results in urinary salt wasting, failure to thrive, metabolic acidosis, and dehydration. PHA1 is heterogeneous in etiology. Inactivating mutations in the NR3C2 gene (4q31.1), which encodes the mineralocorticoid receptor, causes a less severe autosomal dominant form that is restricted to the kidney, while mutations in the amiloride-sensitive epithelial sodium channel gene (alpha subunit=SCNN1A, 12p13; beta subunit=SCNN1b, 16p12...
December 2015: Annals of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism
Yael R Nobel, Maya B Lodish, Margarita Raygada, Jaydira Del Rivero, Fabio R Faucz, Smita B Abraham, Charalampos Lyssikatos, Elena Belyavskaya, Constantine A Stratakis, Mihail Zilbermint
UNLABELLED: Autosomal recessive pseudohypoaldosteronism type 1 (PHA1) is a rare disorder characterized by sodium wasting, failure to thrive, hyperkalemia, hypovolemia and metabolic acidosis. It is due to mutations in the amiloride-sensitive epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) and is characterized by diminished response to aldosterone. Patients may present with life-threatening hyperkalemia, which must be recognized and appropriately treated. A 32-year-old female was referred to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for evaluation of hyperkalemia and muscle pain...
2016: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
Israel Hanukoglu, Aaron Hanukoglu
The epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) is composed of three homologous subunits and allows the flow of Na(+) ions across high resistance epithelia, maintaining body salt and water homeostasis. ENaC dependent reabsorption of Na(+) in the kidney tubules regulates extracellular fluid (ECF) volume and blood pressure by modulating osmolarity. In multi-ciliated cells, ENaC is located in cilia and plays an essential role in the regulation of epithelial surface liquid volume necessary for cilial transport of mucus and gametes in the respiratory and reproductive tracts respectively...
April 1, 2016: Gene
Jérémie Canonica, Chloé Sergi, Marc Maillard, Petra Klusonova, Alex Odermatt, Robert Koesters, Dominique Loffing-Cueni, Johannes Loffing, Bernard Rossier, Simona Frateschi, Edith Hummler
Aldosterone is the main mineralocorticoid hormone controlling sodium balance, fluid homeostasis, and blood pressure by regulating sodium reabsorption in the aldosterone-sensitive distal nephron (ASDN). Germline loss-of-function mutations of the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) in humans and in mice lead to the "renal" form of type 1 pseudohypoaldosteronism (PHA-1), a case of aldosterone resistance characterized by salt wasting, dehydration, failure to thrive, hyperkalemia, and metabolic acidosis. To investigate the importance of MR in adult epithelial cells, we generated nephron-specific MR knockout mice (MR(Pax8/LC1)) using a doxycycline-inducible system...
May 2016: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
Mahdi Salih, Robert A Fenton, Robert Zietse, Ewout J Hoorn
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article summarizes studies that have analyzed sodium transporters in urinary extracellular vesicles (uEVs) in relation to hypertension. RECENT FINDINGS: The majority of kidney sodium transporters are detectable in uEVs. Patients with loss or gain of function mutations in sodium transporter genes have concomitant changes in the abundances of their corresponding proteins in uEVs. The effects of aldosterone on kidney sodium transport, including activation of the sodium chloride cotransporter (NCC) and epithelial sodium channel (ENaC), are transferred to uEVs as increases in phosphorylated NCC and the γ-subunit of ENaC...
March 2016: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
Romain Perrier, Emilie Boscardin, Sumedha Malsure, Chloé Sergi, Marc P Maillard, Johannes Loffing, Dominique Loffing-Cueni, Mads Vaarby Sørensen, Robert Koesters, Bernard C Rossier, Simona Frateschi, Edith Hummler
Systemic pseudohypoaldosteronism type 1 (PHA-1) is a severe salt-losing syndrome caused by loss-of-function mutations of the amiloride-sensitive epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) and characterized by neonatal life-threatening hypovolemia and hyperkalemia. The very high plasma aldosterone levels detected under hypovolemic or hyperkalemic challenge can lead to increased or decreased sodium reabsorption, respectively, through the Na(+)/Cl(-) cotransporter (NCC). However, the role of ENaC deficiency remains incompletely defined, because constitutive inactivation of individual ENaC subunits is neonatally lethal in mice...
August 2016: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
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