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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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