Journal article

High glucose transactivates the EGF receptor and up-regulates serum glucocorticoid kinase in the proximal tubule

S Saad, VA Stevens, L Wassef, P Poronnik, DJ Kelly, RE Gilbert, CA Pollock

Kidney International | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2005

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Serum glucocorticoid regulated kinase (SGK-1) is induced in the kidney in diabetes mellitus. However, its role in the proximal tubule is unclear. This study determined the expression and functional role of SGK-1 in PTCs in high glucose conditions. As the epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor is activated by both EGF and other factors implicated in diabetic nephropathy, the relationship of SGK-1 with EGFR activity was assessed. METHODS: mRNA and protein expression of SGK-1 and mRNA expression of the sodium hydrogen exchanger NHE3 were measured in human PTCs exposed to 5 mmol/L (control) and 25 mmol/L (high) glucose. The effects of SGK-1 on cell growth, apoptosis, and progression ..

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