Unformatted text preview: • There is a predominant clinical problem in respiratory epithelium of lungs where mucus plugs block air flow. • It also affects ducts in digestive tract in the pancreas. It requires physical therapy and antibiotic treatment. • Cystic fibrosis is caused by a mutant CFTR protein. The cell cannot release Cl- ions; water is retained in the cell; mucus thickens....
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- Fall '09
- Physical Therapy, Mucus, Na+ ions, Cl- ion concentration, Passive Cl- channels