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Why do people with cystic fibrosis have unusually salty sweat?

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Dr. William Walsh
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In brief: CFTR

There is a defect in the sodium-chloride transporter encoded by the cftr gene results in an inability to appropriate consentrate saline in secretions (sweat, in the airway, in the pancrease) that are more viscous.

In brief: CFTR

There is a defect in the sodium-chloride transporter encoded by the cftr gene results in an inability to appropriate consentrate saline in secretions (sweat, in the airway, in the pancrease) that are more viscous.
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