CFTR channel

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If there is a mutation in the gene of the CFTR channel, the protein produced has a faulty structure and as a result the person has cystic fibrosis. A functional CFTR channel transports chlorine ions in and out of cells, which in turn controls the movement of water in and out of the cells. This then effects the thickness of the mucus[1].
  1. https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/gene/CFTR#conditions
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