What type of mutation causes cystic fibrosis?


What type of mutation causes cystic fibrosis?


Genetic mutations are permanent changes in nucleotide sequences of the genome of an organism. Mutations can insert, delete or alter one or more nucleotides. The resulting changes in the protein can result in changes in the primary amino acid sequence. Mutations can arise through numerous mechanisms, including exposure to radiation or carcinogens, errors in DNA replication and spontaneous mutations.

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Cystic fibrosis is a disease caused by a mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene. The most common mutation is...

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Cystic Fibrosis: Cause, Progression, and Treatment

from Pathophysiology Textbook

Chapter 9 / Lesson 16

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