Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Scientific Illustration

Created for Scientific American
The project

We designed this scientific illustration to explain the importance of chloride ion transport in mucous viscosity and the role played by CFTR. A dynamic layout contrasts normal with abnormal CFTR function and explains the role of the first ever CF drug, VX-770. We based the protein models and their conformations on published molecular structure data to ensure accuracy, a key ingredient in any authentic scientific illustration.

Created for
Scientific American (July 2011)