Arches. Photo by Daniel Chia
HOPES: Huntington's Outreach Project for Education, at Stanford
Nov
14
2010

cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator

the protein that, when mutated a certain way, sometimes causes Cystic Fibrosis. Normally, it creates sweat, digestive juices, and mucus in the lungs, pancreas, and liver. When the CFTR protein has a mutation, it misfolds and becomes unable to perform its regular function.