Table 1.

Number of offspring

Cx37 KO + Cx43 Cx37 KO Cx37 het + Cx43 Wild type
Line No. females Pups/female No. females Pups/female No. females Pups/female No. females Pups/female
2b 8 6.9±0.9 4 0 9 7.1±0.8 10 6.9±2.3
4 12 7.3±0.6 5 0 8 7.0±0.8
  • Numbers of offspring (± s.d.) from connexin-replacement females (Cx37 KO + Cx43) in comparison with Cx37-knockout females (Cx37 KO), females expressing both Cx37 and Cx43 in oocytes (Cx37 het + Cx43), and wild-type females.