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Research Article

Growth Differentiation Factor 6 As a Putative Risk Factor in Neuromuscular Degeneration

  • Michèle G. DuVal,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, Canada

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  • Matthew J. H. Gilbert,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, Canada

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  • D. Ezekiel Watson,

    Affiliations: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, Canada, Centre for Prions and Protein Folding Disease, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, Canada

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  • Tanja C. Zerulla,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, Canada

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  • Keith B. Tierney,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, Canada

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  • W. Ted Allison mail

    ted.allison@ualberta.ca

    Affiliations: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, Canada, Centre for Prions and Protein Folding Disease, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, Canada, Department of Medical Genetics, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, Canada

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  • Published: February 28, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0089183

About the Authors

Michèle G. DuVal, Matthew J. H. Gilbert, D. Ezekiel Watson, Tanja C. Zerulla, Keith B. Tierney, W. Ted Allison
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, Canada
D. Ezekiel Watson, W. Ted Allison
Centre for Prions and Protein Folding Disease, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, Canada
W. Ted Allison
Department of Medical Genetics, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: ted.allison@ualberta.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MGD MJHG KBT WTA. Performed the experiments: MGD MJHG DEW TCZ KBT WTA. Analyzed the data: MGD MJHG DEW TCZ KBT WTA. Wrote the paper: MGD WTA. Critically edited the manuscript: MGD MJHG DEW TCZ KBT WTA.