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Research Article

First WNK4-Hypokalemia Animal Model Identified by Genome-Wide Association in Burmese Cats

  • Barbara Gandolfi,

    Affiliation: Department of Population Health and Reproduction, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

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  • Timothy J. Gruffydd-Jones,

    Affiliation: The Feline Centre, University of Bristol, Langford, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • Richard Malik,

    Affiliation: Centre for Veterinary Education, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

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  • Alejandro Cortes,

    Affiliation: Department of Population Health and Reproduction, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

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  • Boyd R. Jones,

    Affiliation: Institute of Veterinary, Animal & Biomedical Sciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

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  • Chris R. Helps,

    Affiliation: Molecular Diagnostic Unit, University of Bristol, Langford, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • Eva M. Prinzenberg,

    Affiliation: Institute of Animal Breeding & Genetics, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany

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  • George Erhardt,

    Affiliation: Institute of Animal Breeding & Genetics, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany

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  • Leslie A. Lyons mail

    lalyons@ucdavis.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Population Health and Reproduction, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

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  • Published: December 28, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053173

About the Authors

Barbara Gandolfi, Alejandro Cortes, Leslie A. Lyons
Department of Population Health and Reproduction, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America
Timothy J. Gruffydd-Jones
The Feline Centre, University of Bristol, Langford, Bristol, United Kingdom
Richard Malik
Centre for Veterinary Education, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Boyd R. Jones
Institute of Veterinary, Animal & Biomedical Sciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Chris R. Helps
Molecular Diagnostic Unit, University of Bristol, Langford, Bristol, United Kingdom
Eva M. Prinzenberg, George Erhardt
Institute of Animal Breeding & Genetics, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: lalyons@ucdavis.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BG TJG RM LAL. Performed the experiments: BG AC. Analyzed the data: BG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TJG RM CH E-MP GE LAL BRJ. Wrote the paper: BG LAL.