Chloride impermeability in cystic fibrosis.

Abstract

Cystic fibrosis is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting caucasians and is perhaps best characterized as an exocrinopathy involving a disturbance in fluid and electrolyte transport. A high NaCl concentration in the sweat is characteristic of patients with this disease; the basic physiological reason for this abnormality is unknown. We have… (More)

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