Direct interaction of a small-molecule modulator with G551D-CFTR, a cystic fibrosis-causing mutation associated with severe disease.

CF (cystic fibrosis) is caused by mutations in CFTR (CF transmembrane conductance regulator), which cause its mistrafficking and/or dysfunction as a regulated chloride channel on the apical surface of epithelia. CFTR is a member of the ABC (ATP-binding-cassette) superfamily of membrane proteins and a disease-causing missense mutation within the ABC… (More)