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The Cystic Fibrosis Airway Milieu Enhances Rescue of F508del in a Pre-Clinical Model
Rabu, 18 Nov 2020 11:24:49

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Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a life-shortening genetic disease with autosomal recessive inheritance. Most CF morbidity and mortality is associated with pulmonary disease. The cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene, which codes for a chloride channel required for proper hydration of airway epithelial surfaces, is mutated in CF, resulting in airway dehydration. As a result, CF patients suffer from chronic airway infection, inflammation, and overproduction of mucus, which leads to airway obstruction. During the last decade, basic and clinical research has led to strategies for targeted therapies to successfully restore CFTR function in CF patients.

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Conflict of interest: Dr. Gentzsch has nothing to disclose.

Conflict of interest: Dr. Cholon has nothing to disclose.

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Conflict of interest: Dr. Ribeiro has nothing to disclose.