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A gene on chromosome 21q22.12 that encodes a member of the KCNE K+ channel family, which are essential to many cellular functions; they are protean in their electrophysiologic and pharmacologic properties. The KCNE1 protein product associates with the KVLQT1 protein product forming the delayed rectifier potassium channel.

Molecular pathology
KVLQT1 mutations are associated with Jervell and Lange-Nielsen and Romano-Ward forms of long-QT syndrome.


a small mammal of the family Mustelidae; an aquatic carnivore much prized for its fur. Called also Mustela lutreola, M. vison.

Aleutian mink disease
mink encephalopathy
a prion spongiform encephalopathy; there is similarity between this disease and scrapie produced experimentally in mink. There is a very long incubation period, hyperirritability, biting, paralysis, coma and death. Called also transmissible encephalopathy of mink, TEM.
mink enteritis
a condition caused by the mink enteritis virus, which is closely related to feline panleukopenia virus, and characterized by mucoid, sometimes blood-stained, diarrhea that may contain casts.
ranch mink
mink cultivated artificially on a mink farm or 'ranch'.
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Invasive American mink Mustela vison in wetlands of the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve, southern Chile: What are they eating?
Hybridization between escaped domestic and wild American mink (Neovison vison).
Coexistence between the southern river otter and the alien invasive North American mink in marine habitats of southern Chile.
Assessment of the efficiency in trapping North American mink (Neovison vison) for population control in Patagonia.
Have Patagonian waterfowl been affected by the introduction of the American mink Mustela vison?
Dynamics in space use of American mink (Neovison vison) in a fishpond area in Northern Germany.
Assessing the control/ eradication of an invasive species, the American mink, based on field data; how much would it cost?
In addition, our data from Salamanca may to some degree indicate a spatial segregation, which could emphasise the high adaptability of the American mink outside their native range.
2004: Evaluation of sign surveys as a way to estimate the relative abundance of American mink (Mustela vison).
1996: Competition between the American mink Mustela vison and Otter Lutra lutra during winter.
2009a: Seasonal changes in American mink (Neovison vison) signs related to Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) presence.
2009b: Diurnal activity of the American mink (Neovison vison) in central Spain.

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