Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that affects mostly the lungs, but also the pancreas, liver, kidneys, and intestine. Long-term issues include difficulty breathing and coughing up mucus as a result of frequent lung infections. All the published articles
on cystic fibrosis
of the journal are included in the following indexing sites: Index Medicus, MEDLINE, PubMed, EBSCO, EMBASE, Scopus, and in DOAJ. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder that affects the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestine. Its main characteristic is disrupted transport of chloride and sodium across an epithelium, which leads to thick, viscous secretions. It is also known as mucoviscidosis. Abnormal breathing is the most serious symptom which results from frequent lung infections. Cystic fibrosis is caused by a frame shift mutation
in the gene for the protein cystic fibrosis
trans membrane conductance regulator. The name cystic fibrosis
was given because there is a cyst formation in the Pancreas.
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