University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

MDA-supported scientists have developed a research mouse with a calcium channel mutation and a disorder that mimics human hypokalemic periodic paralysis

posted on December 17, 2012 - 5:00am
Scientists supported in part by MDA have developed a second type of research mouse with a disorder mimicking hypokalemic periodic paralysis, a genetic disorder in which recurrent attacks of weakness or paralysis occur in association with low potassium levels in the bloodstream. Like the majority of humans with this disorder, the mice have a mutation in the gene for a muscle-fiber calcium channel...

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