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ea0007p48 | Diabetes, metabolism and cardiovascular | BES2004

Mechano-receptors and cell-to-cell communication in the human collecting duct: functional involvement of TRPV4 and connexin-43

Hills C , Wheelans D , Ronco P , Bland R , Squires P

Background: Transient Receptor Potential (TRP) channels are expressed in many epithelial cells and respond to mechanical or osmotic stress by initiating a number of calcium-dependent mechanisms. The human serum and glucocorticoid regulated kinase (hSGK) is one such calcium-dependent protein found in the kidney. Stimulated by cell shrinkage, this volume-regulated kinase stimulates sodium transport. Aberrant absorption of sodium has been implicated in the development of hyperten...