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Key Component in Protein that Causes Cystic Fibrosis Identified

In a study recently published in PNAS, a National Academy of Sciences journal, a team of cystic fibrosis researchers led by Tzyh-Chang Hwang, PhD, demonstrate how they identified a key mechanism that could influence the behavior of the CFTR protein and flow of chloride ions in and out of cells through the protein. Chloride is

Discovery Could Increase Efficacy of Promising Cystic Fibrosis Drug

March 21, 2013 - University of Missouri School of Medicine Data about defective regulatory protein described in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences MU scientist Tzyh-Chang Hwang, PhD, and colleagues have redefined a key regulatory process in the defective protein responsible for cystic fibrosis, which could change treatment for patients with the lethal genetic disease.