Gastrointestinal complications of cystic fibrosis.

  title={Gastrointestinal complications of cystic fibrosis.},
  author={Daniel Gelfond and Drucy S. Borowitz},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={333-42; quiz e30-1}
The cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator protein (CFTR) is an ion channel in the apical surface of epithelial membranes that regulates other ion channels. Dysfunction of CFTR leads to the clinical entity of CF when mutations in CFTR are inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion. Although airway obstruction, inflammation, and infection are usually the most serious consequences of CFTR dysfunction because they lead to respiratory failure, CFTR dysfunction affects the intestinal tract and the… CONTINUE READING
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