Edward Skolnik at [NYU Langone Medical Center]

Edward Y. Skolnik, MD

About Me

Conditions and Treatments

kidney failure, glomerular disease, acute renal failure, chronic renal failure (CRF), adult polycystic kidney disease, fluids disorder, high blood pressure disorder, glomerulonephritis, kidney disease, polycystic kidney diseases, hemodialysis
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  • Norman S. Wikler Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine
  • Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
  • Director Division of Nephrology

Board Certifications

  • AB Internal Medicine (Nephrology)
  • AB Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine

Education and Training

  • 1988
  • Fellowship, New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center, Nephrology
  • 1985
  • Residency, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Medicine
  • 1982
  • MD from Suny - Downstate Medical Ctr


Locations and Appointments

34 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Affinity
  • Affinity Exchange- Essential
  • Cigna EPO/POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthy NY
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways, Enhanced
  • Fidelis Child Health
  • Fidelis Exchange
  • Fidelis Family Health
  • Fidelis Medicaid
  • Fidelis Medicare
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan/PHCS PPO
  • NY Medicaid
  • Oxford Exchange
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Oxford Medicare
  • Tricare
  • United Exchange- Compass
  • UnitedHealthcare Community & State Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
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NYU Dialysis Associates
530 1st Avenue, Skirball 9U
New York, NY 10016

NYU Dialysis Associates
560 1st Avenue, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10016


Phone: 212-839-0700

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My Research

Signal Transduction Mechanisms

The Ca2+-activated K+ channel, KCa3.1, is required for Ca2+ influx and the subsequent activation of B and T cells. Inhibitors of KCa3.1 are in development to treat autoimmune diseases and transplant rejection, underscoring the importance in understanding how these channels are regulated. We recently identified several new signaling molecules that are critical for regulating KCa3.1 channel activity in human CD4+ T cells. We found that: 1) the lipid phophatidylinositol 3 phosphate (PI3P) is required for KCa3.1 channel activity and that the PI3P phosphatase, myotubularin related protein 6 (MTMR6) negatively regulates KCa3.1 by dephosphorylating PI3P; 2) Nucleoside Diphosphate Kinase Beta (NDPK-B), a mammalian histidine kinase, is required for KCa3.1 channel activation by phosphorylating histidine (H) 358 in the carboxyl terminus of KCa3.1; and 3) the histidine phosphatase protein histidine phosphatase-1 (PHPT-1) directly binds and dephosphorylates H358 on KCa3.1 leading to KCa3.1 channel inhibition. These findings provide one of the best examples whereby a mammalian histidine kinase and histidine phosphatase regulates a biological process in mammals. Moreover, these studies identify for the first time that NDPK-B is required for activation of a subset of human CD4+ T cells and that MTMR6 and PHPT-1 function to inhibit activation of these cells. We are currently working to understand the mechanism(s) whereby NDPK-B, PHPT-1, and MTMR6 are regulated in CD4+ T cells. These studies should uncover novel pathways that regulate T cell activation and may identify new mechanisms whereby aberrant activation of these pathways can contribute to autoimmune diseases.

Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is characterized by the presence of innumerous fluid-filled cysts in the kidneys and is a common cause of renal failure. Net fluid secretion into renal cysts is driven by transepithelial Cl- secretion mediated by apical cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) Cl- channels and is an important factor in kidney enlargement. Our recent studies demonstrated that KCa3.1 also plays a critical role in the regulation of CFTR-mediated Cl- secretion and cyst formation in normal human kidney epithelia (NHK) cells and epithelial cells derived from the cysts of ADPKD kidneys. Moreover, we found that treatment of various mouse models of polycystic kidney disease with the KCa3.1 inhibitor, TRAM34, significantly decreased the formation of cysts in these animals. We currently exploring the use of KCa3.1 inhibitors as a potential new therapy to treat patients with ADPKD.


  • Proteomic analysis of Class IV lupus nephritis

    Alaiya, Ayodele; Assad, Lina; Alkhafaji, Dania; Shinwari, Zakia; Almana, Hadeel; Shoukri, Mohamed; Alkorbi, Lutfi; Ibrahim, Hossamaldin Galal; Abdelsalam, Mohamed Said; Skolnik, Edward; Adra, Chaker; Albaqumi, Mamdouh 2015 Jan; 62-70, Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation — id: 1475872, year: 2015, page: 62, stat: Journal Article
  • Regulation of the epithelial Ca2+ channel TRPV5 by reversible histidine phosphorylation mediated by NDPK-B and PHPT1

    Cai, Xinjiang; Srivastava, Shekhar; Surindran, Sheena; Li, Zhai; Skolnik, Edward Y 2014 Apr; 1244-1250, Molecular biology of the cell — id: 881682, year: 2014, page: 1244, stat: Journal Article
  • Nucleoside Diphosphate Kinase B Regulates Angiogenesis Through Modulation of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor Type 2 and Endothelial Adherens Junction Proteins

    Feng, Yuxi; Gross, Shalini; Wolf, Nadine M; Butenschon, Vicki M; Qiu, Yi; Devraj, Kavi; Liebner, Stefan; Kroll, Jens; Skolnik, Edward Y; Hammes, Hans-Peter; Wieland, Thomas 2014 Aug; 857-867, Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, & vascular biology — id: 1142632, year: 2014, page: 857, stat: JOURNAL ARTICLE
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