cystic fibrosis mini project

For this project, it is not enough to simply answer the questions below. The questions below are a guide for what you need to discuss (i.e. show that you understand the concept) for this project.

Questions to be used as a guide in the project1. What is cystic fibrosis?

2. Describe the structure and function of the NORMAL CFTR protein. In what cells are they found?

3. Name 3 organ systems that are affected by cystic fibrosis. Why are they affected this way?

4. Here are 3 mutated variants of the CFTR protein. Choose ONE and talk about how this mutation causes a change in the activity of the CFTR protein

.a. G542X

b. G551D

c. D1152H

5. Name 3 treatments for cystic fibrosis. How do they work?

Resources you can use for this project: