Cystic Fibrosis Gene

Cystic Fibrosis Gene

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Cystic fibrosis - genetics home reference, cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease characterized by the buildup of thick sticky mucus that can damage many of the body s organs the disorder s most common signs and symptoms include progressive damage to the respiratory system and chronic digestive system problems. Learning about cystic fibrosis - national human genome, mutations in a single gene - the cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator cftr gene - causes cf the gene was discovered in 1989 since then more than 900 mutations of this single gene have been identified in normal cells the cftr protein acts as a channel that allows cells to release chloride and other ions. Cf genetics the basics - cystic fibrosis foundation, every person has two copies of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator cftr gene a person must inherit two copies of the cftr gene that contain.

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