Journal article

Regulation of the renal-specific Na -K -2Cl(-) co-transporter NKCC2 by AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK)

Scott A Fraser, Ignacio Gimenez, Natasha Cook, Ian Jennings, Marina Katerelos, Frosa Katsis, Vicki Levidiotis, Bruce E Kemp, David A Power

BIOCHEMICAL JOURNAL | PORTLAND PRESS LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

The renal-specific NKCC2 (Na+-K+-2Cl- co-transporter 2) is regulated by changes in phosphorylation state, however, the phosphorylation sites and kinases responsible have not been fully elucidated. In the present study, we demonstrate that the metabolic sensing kinase AMPK (AMP-activated protein kinase) phosphorylates NKCC2 on Ser126 in vitro. Co-precipitation experiments indicated that there is a physical association between AMPK and the N-terminal cytoplasmic domain of NKCC2. Activation of AMPK in the MMDD1 (mouse macula densa-derived 1) cell line resulted in an increase in Ser126 phosphorylation in situ, suggesting that AMPK may phosphorylate NKCC2 in vivo. The functional significance of S..

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