The Cyp2c44 epoxygenase regulates epithelial sodium channel activity and the blood pressure responses to increased dietary salt

Jorge H. Capdevila, Nataliya Pidkovka, Shaojun Mei, Yan Gong, J R Falck, John D. Imig, Raymond C. Harris, Wenhui Wang

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Background: Epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) regulate sodium excretion in the distal nephron. Results: Lack of a Cyp2c44 epoxygenase blunts the ERK1/2-mediated inhibition of ENaC and causes salt-sensitive hypertension. Conclusion: Cyp2c44 is the epoxygenase responsible for the synthesis of natriuretic EETs during increased salt intake. Significance: Roles for the human CYP2C8 and CYP2C9 epoxygenases as antihypertensive therapeutic targets are proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4377-4386
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Issue number7
StatePublished - Feb 14 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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