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dc.creatorWinikates, Kristinaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-25T15:48:27Z
dc.date.available2012-05-25T15:48:27Z
dc.date.created2012-01-01en_US
dc.date.issued2012-05-25
dc.identifier.otherembryo:128612en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/2323
dc.description.abstractThe Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR) gene was identified in 1989 by geneticist Lap-Chee Tsui and his research team as the gene associated with cystic fibrosis (CF). Tsui's research pinpointed the gene, some mutations to which cause CF, and it revealed the underlying disease mechanism. The CFTR gene encodes a protein in the cell membrane in epithelial tissues and affects multiple organ systems in the human body. Mutations in the CFTR gene cause dysfunctional regulation of cell electrolytes and water content. Research on the CFTR mutation has shed light on the ways in which this gene is vital to normal human development.en_US
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
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dc.rights© Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectConcepten_US
dc.subject.lcshTsui, Lap-Cheeen_US
dc.subject.meshCystic Fibrosisen_US
dc.titleCystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR) Geneen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
dc.subject.embryoDisordersen_US
dc.subject.embryoReproductionen_US
dc.subject.tagCongenital disordersen_US
dc.subject.tagHuman developmenten_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US
dc.date.createdstandard2012-01-01


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