Developmental regulation of STREX and ZERO variant splicing in tissues from the diencephalon and telencephalon. STREX (black bars) and ZERO (open bars) mRNA levels expressed as a percentage of total BK channel transcripts in the respective tissue at each developmental time point. Splice variant expression was analysed in mouse: a) thalamus, b) hypothalamus, c) frontal cortex, d) posterior cortex, e) hippocampus, f) olfactory bulb, g) striatum and h) entorhinal cortex at embryonic day 13 (E13), 15 (E15), 18 (E18) and postnatal days 7 and 35 (P7 and P35 respectively). All data are Means ± S.E.M, n = 5/tissue region. * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01, compared to respective splice variant expression at P35, Kruskal-Wallis non-parametric test with post hoc Dunn's test for multiple comparisons.