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Research Article

The Dystrophin Complex Controls BK Channel Localization and Muscle Activity in Caenorhabditis elegans

  • Hongkyun Kim mail,

    hongkyun.kim@rosalindfranklin.edu (HK); slm@gallo.ucsf.edu (SLM)

    Affiliations: Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, The Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Science and Medicine, North Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, Department of Neurology, University of California San Francisco, Emeryville, California, United States of America

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  • Jonathan T. Pierce-Shimomura,

    Affiliation: Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, Department of Neurology, University of California San Francisco, Emeryville, California, United States of America

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  • Hyun J. Oh,

    Affiliation: Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, The Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Science and Medicine, North Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Brandon E. Johnson,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Miriam B. Goodman,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Steven L. McIntire mail

    hongkyun.kim@rosalindfranklin.edu (HK); slm@gallo.ucsf.edu (SLM)

    Affiliation: Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, Department of Neurology, University of California San Francisco, Emeryville, California, United States of America

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  • Published: December 18, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000780

About the Authors

Hongkyun Kim, Hyun J. Oh
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, The Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Science and Medicine, North Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Hongkyun Kim, Jonathan T. Pierce-Shimomura, Steven L. McIntire
Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, Department of Neurology, University of California San Francisco, Emeryville, California, United States of America
Brandon E. Johnson, Miriam B. Goodman
Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HK SLM. Performed the experiments: HK HJO BEJ. Analyzed the data: HK HJO BEJ MBG SLM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JTPS. Wrote the paper: HK JTPS HJO MBG SLM.