PubMed 22178878

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Automatically associated channels: Kir1.1

Title: The glycolytic enzymes glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase and enolase interact with the renal epithelial K+ channel ROMK2 and regulate its function.

Authors: Aparna Renigunta, Kerim Mutig, Kathrin Rottermann, Günter Schlichthörl, Regina Preisig-Müller, Jürgen Daut, Siegfried Waldegger, Vijay Renigunta

Journal, date & volume: Cell. Physiol. Biochem., 2011 , 28, 663-72

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ROMK channels mediate potassium secretion and regulate NaCl reabsorption in the kidney. The aim was to study the functional implications of the interaction between ROMK2 (Kir1.1b) and two glycolytic enzymes, glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) and enolase-α, which were identified as potential regulatory subunits of the channel complex.We performed a membrane yeast-two-hybrid screen of a human kidney cDNA library with ROMK2 as a bait. Interaction of ROMK2 with GAPDH and enolase was verified using GST pull-down, co-immunoprecipitation, immunohistochemistry and co-expression in Xenopus oocytes.Confocal imaging showed co-localisation of enolase and GAPDH with ROMK2 in the apical membrane of the renal epithelial cells of the thick ascending limb. Over-expression of GAPDH or enolase-α in Xenopus oocytes markedly reduced the amplitude of ROMK2 currents but did not affect the surface expression of the channels. Co-expression of the glycolytically inactive GAPDH mutant C149G did not have any effect on ROMK2 current amplitude.Our results suggest that the glycolytic enzymes GAPDH and enolase are part of the ROMK2 channel supramolecular complex and may serve to couple salt reabsorption in the thick ascending limb of the loop of Henle to the metabolic status of the renal epithelial cells.