About the Authors

Kevin J. Sonnemann

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Hanke Heun-Johnson

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Amy J. Turner

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Kristen A. Baltgalvis

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Dawn A. Lowe

Affiliation Program in Physical Therapy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

James M. Ervasti

jervasti@umn.edu

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Competing Interests

KJS and JME are co-inventors on a patent application filed on TAT-utrophin.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: KJS HHJ AJT KAB DAL JME. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: KJS HHJ AJT KAB DAL JME. Designed the experiments/the study: KJS DAL JME. Analyzed the data: KJS HHJ AJT KAB JME. Collected data/did experiments for the study: KJS HHJ AJT KAB. Wrote the first draft of the paper: KJS. Contributed to the writing of the paper: KJS HHJ AJT DAL JME. DNA cloning, protein expression, protein purification, SDS-PAGE, Western blotting, actin binding assay: HHJ. Purified protein, injected animals, SDS-PAGE, IF, BN native gels, immunohistochemisty: AJT. Collected the physiology data: KAB. Designed the physiological analyses: DAL.