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Research Article

Calpains Mediate Integrin Attachment Complex Maintenance of Adult Muscle in Caenorhabditis elegans

  • Timothy Etheridge equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Timothy Etheridge, Elizabeth A. Oczypok

    Affiliation: School of Graduate Entry Medicine and Health, University of Nottingham, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby, United Kingdom

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  • Elizabeth A. Oczypok equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Timothy Etheridge, Elizabeth A. Oczypok

    Affiliations: School of Graduate Entry Medicine and Health, University of Nottingham, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby, United Kingdom, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Susann Lehmann,

    Affiliation: School of Graduate Entry Medicine and Health, University of Nottingham, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby, United Kingdom

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  • Brandon D. Fields,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Freya Shephard,

    Affiliation: School of Graduate Entry Medicine and Health, University of Nottingham, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby, United Kingdom

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  • Lewis A. Jacobson,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Nathaniel J. Szewczyk mail

    nate@alumni.cmu.edu

    Affiliation: School of Graduate Entry Medicine and Health, University of Nottingham, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby, United Kingdom

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  • Published: January 12, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002471

About the Authors

Timothy Etheridge, Elizabeth A. Oczypok, Susann Lehmann, Freya Shephard, Nathaniel J. Szewczyk
School of Graduate Entry Medicine and Health, University of Nottingham, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby, United Kingdom
Elizabeth A. Oczypok, Brandon D. Fields, Lewis A. Jacobson
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: nate@alumni.cmu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TE EAO SL BDF LAJ NJS. Performed the experiments: TE EAO SL BDF FS LAJ NJS. Analyzed the data: TE EAO SL BDF FS LAJ NJS. Wrote the paper: LAJ NJS. Made the figures: SL FS NJS.