Emmanuelle Cordat

Emmanuelle Cordat

Emmanuelle Cordat (PhD, Nice/Sophia Antipolis University)

Associate Professor

7-34 Medical Sciences Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
T6G 2H7
Tel: 780.492.0209


Emmanuelle Cordat's lab

Research Description

Membrane proteins are the focus of an intense research as they are involved in many human diseases. A large part of these diseases is due to a mis-targeting of membrane proteins within the cells, thus leading to defective cells and defective organs.

The research in my lab is focused on the trafficking mechanisms of membrane proteins in the cellular environment, with a particular emphasis on the bicarbonate transporters. Mutants of the kidney anion exchanger 1 (kAE1) can induce a kidney disease, the distal renal tubular acidosis (dRTA). This disease causes failure to thrive, muscle weakness and renal calculi.

This is an exciting area of research, as a better understanding of the general cellular mechanisms governing the trafficking of membrane proteins could lead to cure lethal diseases such as cystic fibrosis or some cancers.

Selected publications

Chang H.F., Bzeih H., Schirra C., Halamani M., Cordat E., Krause E., Pattu V., Rettig J. (2016) - "Endocytosis of cytotoxic granules is essential for multiple killing of target cells by T lymphocytes", in press for Journal of Immunology.

Alexander R.T., Cordat E., Chambrey R., Dimke H., Eladari D. (2016) - "Acidosis and urinary calcium excretion, insights from genetic disorders". In press for Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

Peleh, V., Cordat E., Herrmann JM. (2016) - "Mia40 is a trans-site receptor that drives protein import into the mitochondrial intermembrane space by hydrophobic substrate binding", in press at eLife, doi: 10.7554/eLife.16177.

Almomani E, Lashhab R, Alexander RT, Cordat E. The carboxyl-terminally truncated kidney anion exchanger 1 R901X dRTA mutant is unstable at the plasma membrane. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2016 May 1;310(9):C764-72. doi: 10.1152/ajpcell.00305.2015. Epub 2016 Mar 16.

Zheng W., Wang Q., Roy B, Zhang F, King J, Sergi C., Cordat E., Tang J., Cao Y., Ali D.W., and Chen X.Z. (2016) - "Identification of FUBP1 as a PKD2 mRNA 3'UTR binding protein that suppresses its translation". Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. pii: ASN.2015070836.

Cordat E.* (2015)- "Setting up an academic research laboratory in Canada in 2015". Canadian Journal of Kidney health and Disease. 2:51, doi: 10.1186/s40697-015-0086-1.

Krishnan D, Liu L, Wiebe SA, Casey JR, Cordat E, Alexander RT. (2015) Carbonic anhydrase II binds to and increases the activity of the epithelial sodium-proton exchanger, NHE3. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 309(4):F383-92.

Cordat, E. and Reithmeier, R.A. (2014) Structure, function, and trafficking of SLC4 and SLC26 anion transporters. Curr. Top Membr. 78:1-67.

Chu, C.Y., King, J.C., Berrini, M., Alexander, R.T., and Cordat, E. (2013) Functional rescue of a kidney anion exchanger 1 trafficking mutant in renal epithelial cells. PLoS One, 8(2):e57062.

Almomani, E.Y., King, J., Netsawang, J., Yenchitsomanus, P.T., Malasit, P., Limjindapron, T., Alexander, R.T., and Cordat, E. (2012) Adaptor protein 1 complexes regulate intracellular trafficking of the kidney anion exchanger 1 in epithelial cells. American Journal of Physiology, Cell Physiology 303(5):C554-66.

Pan, W., Borovac, J., Spicer, Z., Hoenderop, J.G., Bindels, R.J., Schull, G.E., Doschak, M.R., Cordat, E. and RT. Alexander, R.T. (2011) The epithelial sodium-hydrogen exchanger, NHE3, is necessary for renal and intestinal calcium (re)absorption. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol, 2(8):F943-56.

Almomani E., Chu C. and Cordat E. (2011) Mis-trafficking of bicarbonate transporters: implications to human diseases. Biochemistry and Cell Biology, 89(2):157-77.