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Delta F508

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Updated September 08, 2008

Definition:

Delta F508 is the most commonly occurring mutation of the CFTR gene, and is responsible for about 70% of all cystic fibrosis cases.

Also Known As: Sometimes people in the cystic fibrosis culture refer to Delta F508 simply as "Delta" or "the Delta."
Alternate Spellings: ∆F508

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