Lack of Potassium Linked to High Blood Pressure
... black, and they tended to consume the least amount of potassium in their diet, Hedayati said.
Laboratory research for the study suggests that the wnk1
gene may be responsible for potassium's effects on blood pressure. More research is being done to test how fixed levels of potassium in a diet affect ...
Low potassium linked to high blood pressure
...rticipants are on fixed potassium diets while measuring the activity of the wnk1
gene to see if wnk1
is responsible for this phenomenon.
Meanwhile, they urge efforts to incr...
The cause of all hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type II cases has been established
...s the existence of a neuronal specific form of the wnk1
gene, henceforth referred to as the WNK1/HSN2 isof...ce is more precisely linked to the expression of a wnk1
isoform that is exclusively detected in the nervou...Till their discovery, the presence of mutations in wnk1
were only observed in individual suffering from a ...
Study Describes Molecules That Control Blood Pressure
...govern blood pressure; more salt means higher pressure.
Another finding was that WNK3 does not act alone but in conjunction with two other kinases, wnk1
and WNK4. The interaction of WNK3 and WNK4 is important, Ellison said, because it helps explain why fruits and vegetables, which are rich in potassium...
Enzyme affects hypertension by controlling salt levels in body
...estern and lead author of the study.
The enzyme wnk1
is known to cause a form of hypertension, abbrevia...lture, UT Southwestern researchers determined that wnk1
interacts with and activates another enzyme, SGK1,...o determine whether low potassium intake increases wnk1
activity, leading to hypertension.