Nasal Epithelial Cells Grown in Culture Could Be Useful in CF Studies

Nasal Epithelial Cells Grown in Culture Could Be Useful in CF Studies

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Nasal Epithelial Cells Grown in Culture Could Be Useful in CF Studies

Epithelial cells collected from the nasal passages and grown in the lab under a specialized protocol could be a useful model for studying the molecular underpinnings of cystic fibrosis (CF) and testing potential treatments, a study reported. The study, “Correlating genotype with phenotype using CFTR-mediated whole-cell Cl- currents in human nasal epithelial cells,” was published in The Journal of Physiology. CF is caused by mutations in the gene CFTR, which codes for the CFTR protein. This protein…

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