The cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR)
Whether you’re new to cystic fibrosis (CF) or want to get a better understanding of your condition, this article should teach you something new. We cover how CF is inherited and the different types of mutation that can cause it.
It’s best to read this article from start to finish. Here are the different parts of the article:
- Genes – instructions that help cells do their job
- The cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR)
- Inheriting CF
- What happens to CFTR doorways when there are CFTR gene mutations
- Ways of grouping CFTR mutations
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a lifelong inherited condition. Around 50,000 people live with CF in Europe, but the entire CF community is much larger – family, friends, healthcare teams and researchers are all working towards a longer and better life for those with the condition.
You can read more about what living with CF is like here.
A guided tour to the airway