Abstract. Mineralocorticoids stimulate Na � reabsorption and K � secretion in principal cells of connecting tubule and collecting duct. The involved ion channels are ENaC and ROMK1, respectively. In Xenopus oocytes, the serum and glucocorticoid-sensitive kinase SGK1 has been shown to increase ENaC activity by enhancing its abundance in the plasma membrane. With the same method, ROMK1 appeared to be insensitive to regulation by SGK1. On the other hand, ROMK1 has been shown to colocalize with NHERF2, a protein mediating targeting and trafficking of transport proteins into the cell membrane. The present study has been performed to test whether NHERF2 is required for regulation of ROMK1 by SGK1. Coexpression of neither NHERF2 nor SGK1 with ROMK1 increases ROMK1 activity. However, coexpression of NHERF2 and SGK1 together with ROMK1 markedly increase
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