Mutations in a gene for a newly discovered potassium channel can cause some cases of thyrotoxic hypokalemic periodic paralysis (TPP).

posted on January 27, 2010 - 4:50pm
The rare condition thyrotoxic hypokalemic periodic paralysis, or TPP, causes people with normal muscle strength to experience episodes of paralysis and weakness. Until recently, TPP was known to be associated with attacks of high thyroid hormone secretion (thyrotoxicosis), but new information shows that in some cases the condition also has a genetic component -- mutations in a newly identified...

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