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Unformatted text preview: -All newborns are screened for PKU Cystic Fibrosis-Life shortening hereditary disease that affects exocrine glands-The gene assoc. with CF encodes a membrane transport protein called CFTR-The result is dry, thick mucus that accumulates on epithelial linings-Symptoms are salty tasting skin, coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath-No cure yet but there are treatments and antibiotics.-Most people dont live more than 30 years...
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This note was uploaded on 10/22/2008 for the course BIOL 101L taught by Professor Stengaga during the Spring '08 term at UNC.
- Spring '08