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neurofibromatosis

by jayoig
Last updated 7 years ago

Discipline:
Science
Subject:
Life Science

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NEUROFIBROMATOSIS 2

CAUSES-Mutation on NF-2 gene on chromosome # 22-Gene has instructions for schwannomin (protein) which is a tumor suppressor protein-Without it, Schwann cells divide out of control and form tunors in nerve cells in the central nervous system

How is it inherited-Autosomal dominant disorder-Children have a 50% chance of getting gene if one of their parents has it

How is it diagnosed-Based on clinical symptoms-DNA test is available as well

what it is like to have it

WHAT IS IT?Genetic disease of the nervous system that causes tunmor growth in nervous tissue resulting in various symptoms such as weakness, loss of hearing, balance problems...

F= neurofibromatosis f= normal F f f Ff ff f Ff ff50 % of children affected


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