Dyspedic mouse skeletal muscle expresses major elements of the triadic junction but lacks detectable ryanodine receptor protein and function.

The ry1(53) dyspedic mouse contains two disrupted alleles for ryanodine receptor type 1 (skeletal isoform of ryanodine receptor; Ry1R) resulting in perinatal death. In the present study, whole skeletal muscle homogenates and sucrose gradient-purified junctional sarcoplasmic reticulum from neonatal wild-type and dyspedic mice were assayed for biochemical and… (More)