CFTR gene

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CFTR gene n. the gene, lying on chromosome no. 7, that encodes a protein, cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator (CFTR), enabling the transport of chloride ions across cell membranes. Patients with cystic fibrosis lack CFTR due to a mutation in this gene.

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