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Yes. Mucus is hydrated by the movement of ions. Cells cannot move water. Cells can only move ions, and water follows the osmotic gradient. When hydrating mucus, cells move ions into the mucus and water follows. A failure of this system is seen in cystic fibrosis. Targeting ion channels in cystic fibrosis CFTR, the protein that is defective in cystic ...


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