Intestinal Inflammation Tied to CF Protein


A new study revealed that the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) plays an important role in regulating the intestinal inflammatory responses. The study, entitled “CFTR Knockdown induces pro inflammatory changes in intestinal epithelial cells,” was published in the Journal of Inflammation by researchers from the Research Centre and Université de Montreal, in Montreal, Quebec.

This study may be of particular relevance to cystic fibrosis (CF) patients who have changes in their intestinal microbiota.

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  1. Cindy Coomer says:

    I love staying informed on all the research and info out there concerning cf so I was wondering if it would be possible to relay these articles in a more friendly and easy to understand format for the typical parent or family member like me. I have a background in medical field yet still find these articles hard to comprehend at times. Maybe have the easier to read article below the original format? Thanks!!

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