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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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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course BIO 311 C taught by Professor Mcclelland during the Fall '09 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Fall '09