Week 2 Discussion Forum

Complete your Week 2 discussion prompt by Wednesday, 11:59pm with a minimum of 250 words and minimum 1 reference in APA format. TWO replies are required by Sunday, 11:59pm. Each reply should have a minimum of 50 words and have 1 reference in APA format.


Cystic fibrosis is genetic disease caused by mutations in the CFTR gene. The consequence of this is production of an abnormal transmembrane protein that is responsible for producing sweat, mucus, and digestive fluids.

[1] What is the central dogma of biology? What organelles are involved in protein synthesis. Explain the 4 levels of structure of proteins.

[2] Give a short explanation Cystic Fibrosis.

[3] Explain in depth the correlation between the defective gene and the abnormal protein that is produced. Where is this defective protein located? What signs and symptoms will you see in these patients? What (aside from genetic test) can be used to detect CF?


Provide details in your explanation and support your answer with facts from your textbook, research, and articles from scholarly journals. Remember to add references in APA format at the end of your post to avoid plagiarism.