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(Science: oncology, tumour) A neurofibroma is a smooth, polypoid, soft or firm tumour that arises from the schwann cells and fibroblasts of the neurilemmal sheath. They may grow anywhere in the myelinated nervous system.

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Neurofibromatosis type 1

... All I know is that the NF-1 gene produces neurofibromin which acts as a tumor suppressor, and mutations in the gene lead to the formation of neurofibromas which take hold along the nerves of the skin and brain. I would appreciate some help or advice if possible but I know research regarding ...

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by CarbonProduct
Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Neurofibromatosis type 1
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