ROMK channels are inhibited in the aldosterone-sensitive distal nephron of renal tubule Nedd4-2-deficient mice

Dan Dan Zhang, Jun Ya Zheng, Xin Peng Duan, Dao Hong Lin, Wen Hui Wang

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Abstract

We used whole cell recording to examine the renal outer medullary K+ channel (ROMK or Kir1.1) and epithelial Na+ channel (ENaC) in the late distal convoluted tubule (DCT2)/initial connecting tubule (iCNT) and in the cortical collecting duct (CCD) of kidney tubule-specific neural precursor cell-expressed developmentally downregulated protein 4-2 (Nedd4-2) knockout mice (Ks-Nedd4-2 KO) and floxed neural precursor cell-expressed developmentally downregulated 4-like (Nedd4l) mice (control). Tertiapin Q (TPNQ)-sensitive K+ currents (ROMK) were smaller in both the DCT2/iCNT and CCD of Ks-Nedd4-2 KO mice on a normal diet than in control mice. Neither high dietary salt intake nor low dietary salt intake had a significant effect on ROMK activity in the DCT2/iCNT and CCD of control and Ks-Nedd4-2 KO mice. In contrast, high dietary K+ intake (HK) increased, whereas low dietary K+ intake (LK) decreased TPNQ-sensitive K+ currents in floxed Nedd4l mice. However, the effects of dietary K+ intake on ROMK channel activity were absent in Ks-Nedd4-2 KO mice since neither HK nor LK significantly affected TPNQ-sensitive K+ currents in the DCT2/iCNT and CCD. Moreover, TPNQ-sensitive K+ currents in the DCT2/iCNT and CCD of Ks-Nedd4-2 KO mice on HK were similar to those of control mice on LK. Amiloride-sensitive Na+ currents in the DCT2/iCNT and CCD were significantly higher in Ks-Nedd4-2 KO mice than in floxed Nedd4l mice on a normal K+ diet. HK increased ENaC activity of the DCT2/iCNT only in control mice, but HK stimulated ENaC of the CCD in both control and Ks-Nedd4-2 KO mice. Moreover, the HK-induced increase in amiloride-sensitive Naþ currents was larger in Ks-Nedd4-2 KO mice than in control mice. Deletion of Nedd4-2 increased with no lysine kinase 1 expression and abolished HK-induced inhibition of with no lysine kinase 1. We conclude that deletion of Nedd4-2 increases ENaC activity but decreases ROMK activity in the aldosterone-sensitive distal nephron and that HK fails to stimulate ROMK, but robustly increases ENaC activity in the CCD of Nedd4-2-deficient mice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)F55-F67
JournalAmerican Journal of Physiology - Renal Physiology
Volume322
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cortical collecting duct
  • Distal convoluted tubule
  • Epithelial Na channel
  • Renal outer medullary K channel
  • With no lysine kinase 1

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