SGK1

SGK1

A gene on chromosome 6q23 that encodes serum/glucocorticoid-inducible kinase 1, a serine/threonine protein kinase that activates certain K+, Na=, and Cl- channels in response to cell stress, and which appears to be involved in cell survival, neuronal excitability and renal sodium excretion. It is highly expressed in hypertension and diabetic nephropathy.
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Arsenic inhibits SGK1 activation of CFTR Cl- channels in the gill of killifish, Fundulus heteroclitus.
17) The salt-induced TH17 cell development is inhibited through gene silencing or chemical inhibition of NFAT5, SGK1 or p38/MAPK (Kleinewietfeld, et al.
Sixteen significantly mutated genes were discerned in this molecular subgroup (Table 1): 9 genes previously implicated in endometrial cancer (PTEN, PIK3CA, CTNNB1, ARID1A, PIK3R1, KRAS, FGFR2, CHD4, SPOP) by us and others [(17, 18); reviewed in (24)], and 7 genes (BCOR, CSMD3, CTCF, MECOM, METTL14, SGK1, SOX17) not previously recognized to have a role in endometrial tumorigenesis.
Arsenic inhibits SGK1 activation of CFTR Cl-channels in the gill of killifish, Fundulus heterociitus.
They discovered that a protein called SGK1 prolonged cortisol's harmful effects, and that blocking SGK1 with a drug known to obstruct the protein significantly reduced the brain changes caused by stress hormones, promoting neurogenesis.
They identified a specific gene known as SGK1 that plays an important role in the cells' development.
Professor Jan Brosens, of Warwick Medical School, believes the enzyme SGK1 is a natural "fertility switch".
High levels of a protein called SGK1 can cause infertility but when there is not enough women are more likely to lose a baby.
The researchers discovered that the womb lining in these women had high levels of the enzyme SGK1.
Among the 9 genes analyzed in human blood samples, the expression of 6 genes, namely, BHLHB2, CCNL1, SE20-4, C8FW, PLK2, and SGK1, was significantly higher in the high-TZCA group than in the low-TZCA group.
In the second 10-min step, the activated SGK1 phosphorylates a synthetic peptide (RPRAATF) using [[gamma]-[.