Neurofibromatosis type 1

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Neurofibromatosis type 1

Post by CarbonProduct » Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:40 pm

Iv'e been searching various online medical journals and search engines but haven't come across one site that mentions NF-1's impact on human homeostasis. 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 this disorder is relativley limited and ongoing. Given I am not as well seasoned as most of the users on this site but give me a break Im still in high school and got stuck with a relativley unexplored disorder. I understand that homeostasis is a complicated process invoving many bodily systems, but if neurofibromas are forming within the outer nervous system and under the skin, besides asthetic deformation, HOW does this inturn impact upon homestasis?

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Re: Neurofibromatosis type 1

Post by CXCR4 » Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:06 pm

I am no expert but perhaps blood vessels play a great deal with NEUROFIBROMATOSIS , ALSO Chemical synapses WHICH PLAYS A SPECIAL ROLE IN MUSCLES AND AND GLANDS which have a great share in hemostatis.

I know you know more then me but I hope that helps a bit.

I was wondering if you would know which route for me to take, I know its just a opinion but I am working on my BS in health science, so I can move in to cellular biology. I know you have to go through certain requirements for school credits. But at first I thought I had to do nursing which is a good field but I rather go straight to health science and then acquire the BA in health science and move on to master level or another degree to obtain the cellular or micro biology degree.

Hear from you soon .

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