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Research Article

L-Type Ca2+ Channel Function Is Linked to Dystrophin Expression in Mammalian Muscle

  • Oliver Friedrich equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Oliver Friedrich, Frederic von Wegner

    oliver.friedrich@physiologie.uni-heidelberg.de

    Affiliation: Medical Biophysics, Department of Systems Physiology, Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

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  • Frederic von Wegner equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Oliver Friedrich, Frederic von Wegner

    Affiliation: Medical Biophysics, Department of Systems Physiology, Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

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  • Jeffrey S. Chamberlain,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Rainer H. A. Fink,

    Affiliation: Medical Biophysics, Department of Systems Physiology, Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

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  • Petra Rohrbach

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Hygiene Institute, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

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  • Published: March 12, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0001762

About the Authors

Oliver Friedrich, Frederic von Wegner, Rainer H. A. Fink
Medical Biophysics, Department of Systems Physiology, Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Jeffrey S. Chamberlain
Department of Neurology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Petra Rohrbach
Department of Parasitology, Hygiene Institute, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: oliver.friedrich@physiologie.uni-heidelberg.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: OF PR Fv RF. Performed the experiments: OF Fv. Analyzed the data: OF Fv. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JC PR RF. Wrote the paper: OF Fv.