Cystic Fibrosis

Animation of simple CFTR channel activity.
Animation of simple CFTR channel activity.

This section of the website contains information about Cystic Fibrosis.

The disease is caused by the mutations in the gene encoding the Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator protein (CFTR).

CFTR is a transmembrane protein and its main function is to regulate the conductance of chloride ions across epithelial surfaces.

Clinical Questions about CF

Unfortunately we are unable to answer questions about a patient' s clinical status or treatment.

If you do have a question of this nature please contact the CF Trust's Ask The Expert service at:-

This is an advice service for people with CF and their families. You can ask any questions you may have about treatment, medication, nutrition or any other aspect of living with CF.

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