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First structural map of cystic fibrosis protein sheds light on how mutations cause disease

07:00 EST 1 Dec 2016 | Medical Xpress

Rockefeller scientists have created the first three-dimensional map of the protein responsible for cystic fibrosis, an inherited disease for which there is no cure. This achievement, described December 1 in Cell, offers the kinds of insights essential to better understanding and treating this often-fatal disease, which clogs the lungs with sticky mucus, leading to breathing problems or respiratory infections.

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