Muscle and motor-skill dysfunction in a K+ channel-deficient mouse are not due to altered muscle excitability or fiber type but depend on the genetic background

Abstract

The voltage-gated K+ channel Kv3.1 is expressed in skeletal muscle and in GABAergic interneurons in the central nervous system. Hence, the absence of Kv3.1 K+ channels may lead to a phenotype of myogenic or neurogenic origin, or both. Kv3.1-deficient (Kv3.1–/–) 129/Sv mice display altered contractile properties of their skeletal muscles and show poor… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s004240000248

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