Pathophysiology of salt sensitivity hypertension.
Tokyo, Japan. In Ann Med, Jun 2012
Renal beta2 adrenoceptor stimulation in the kidney leads to decreased transcription of the gene encoding WNK4, a negative regulator of Na(+) reabsorption through Na(+) -Cl (-) cotransporter in the distal convoluted tubules, resulting in salt-dependent hypertension.
Renal nerves, WNK4, glucocorticoids, and salt transport.
Portland, United States. In Cell Metab, 2011
A study in Nature Medicine (Mu et al., 2011) shows that dietary salt excess, coupled with β-adrenergic stimulation, increases arterial pressure via glucocorticoid receptors and WNK4, suggesting interactions between these systems in the pathogenesis of hypertension.
Familial renal tubular acidosis.
Boston, United States. In J Nephrol, 2010
Hyperkalemic RTA accompanied by hypertension (pseudohypoaldosteronism type 2 [PHA2]) is caused by dominant gain-of-function mutations in the kinases WNK1 and WNK4.