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Problem 4: Cystic fibrosis and membrane receptors

In some diseases like cystic fibrosis, a cell membrane receptor fails to function. In the majority of cases, the problem comes from a change in the receptor so that it cannot reach the cell surface. The site in the cell where membrane proteins are synthesized and assembled builds up with the abnormal protein. This site would likely be the:

D. lysosome
A site for degradation, not synthesis.

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