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Advancements in Treatment and Research for Cystic Fibrosis (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Causing severe damage to the lungs and the digestive system, Cystic
New research has uncovered a process that is defective in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, a common cause of kidney failure.
With over 1,900 mutations in the genes responsible for cystic fibrosis (CF), separating the harmful alterations from the benign ones has been a long, arduous undertaking for geneticists. Until now, that is.
Cystic fibrosis, also called mucoviscidosis, is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder of the viscous secretions in the body. In turn, it effects the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestines, as well as all other exocrine glands in the body. The most common genetic mutation that causes CF is a deletion of three nucleotides that results in a loss of phenylalanine, an amino acid at the 508th position on the protein. It should be noted, however, that there are over a thousand other mutations that...
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