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CyFi-MAP: an interactive pathway-based resource for cystic fibrosis

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Michael Gray



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© 2021, The Author(s).Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-threatening autosomal recessive disease caused by more than 2100 mutations in the CF transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene, generating variability in disease severity among individuals with CF sharing the same CFTR genotype. Systems biology can assist in the collection and visualization of CF data to extract additional biological significance and find novel therapeutic targets. Here, we present the CyFi-MAP—a disease map repository of CFTR molecular mechanisms and pathways involved in CF. Specifically, we represented the wild-type (wt-CFTR) and the F508del associated processes (F508del-CFTR) in separate submaps, with pathways related to protein biosynthesis, endoplasmic reticulum retention, export, activation/inactivation of channel function, and recycling/degradation after endocytosis. CyFi-MAP is an open-access resource with specific, curated and continuously updated information on CFTR-related pathways available online at This tool was developed as a reference CF pathway data repository to be continuously updated and used worldwide in CF research.

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Author(s): Pereira C, Mazein A, Farinha CM, Gray MA, Kunzelmann K, Ostaszewski M, Balaur I, Amaral MD, Falcao AO

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Scientific Reports

Year: 2021

Volume: 11

Issue: 1

Online publication date: 15/11/2021

Acceptance date: 27/10/2021

Date deposited: 03/12/2021

ISSN (electronic): 2045-2322

Publisher: Nature Research


DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-01618-3


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