March 1, 2017 Leo

But how does the same gene mutation upset a parallel roadway controlling the flow of the other component of salt, sodium ions? Now at the University of at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, the reply, showing that the gene mutated in cystic fibrosis not only controls traffic on the chloride highway, but also keeps the sodium highway, overused. ‘It is slow very important this sodium channel when it is overactive before it leads to dehydration of the mucus in the airways of patients,’said Martina Gentzsch, assistant professor of cell and developmental biology at UNC…