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Which gene causes cystic fibrosis?

Cystic Fibrosis is caused by the gene which codes for the protein CFTR--Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator, which is found on chromosome 7. The protein transports chloride ions across epithelial cell membranes. Full Answer

What chromosome causes cystic fibrosis?

The genes on each chromosome control specific functions of the human body. The gene on chromosome 7 produces a protein called cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator. Mutation in the DNA level of chromosome 7 leads to the absence of this protein… Full Answer

What is a example of a homozygous?

Any recessive phenotype which is exhibited. Cystic Fibrosis requires both versions of the Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR) gene to be defective (i.e. they are homozygous) on both pairs of chromosome 7. Conversely having both normal CFTR genes is… Full Answer

What is an example of a protein?

There are many, many examples. The following are completely arbitrary: For instance, the most abundant protein in the blood is albumin, which is also the chief protein of egg whites. Another example is titin, the largest naturally occurring protein currently… Full Answer

How can you have new blood?

Your 'old' blood returns down your urinary tract and through your cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator tract and it eats away at your gasto-duodenal mucosa. Then it works it way up to your brain and in your sleep it rolls… Full Answer