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Neurofibromatosis 1 is an autosomal dominant disorder. Noonan's syndrome is known to be associated with neurofibromatoses. Patients with neurofibromatosis are predisposed to developing malignant tumors. The relationship between the genetic changes in the neurofibromin gene and mechanisms associated with tumor development in neurofibromatosis has been(More)
Cannabis stimulates dopamine release and activates dopaminergic reward neurons in central pathways that lead to enhanced dependence. Catechol-O-methyl transferase (COMT) inactivates amplified extraneuronally released dopamine. A functional polymorphism (COMT Val158Met) resulting in increased enzyme activity has been associated with polysubstance abuse and(More)
Segmental neurofibromatosis is considered to be the result of postzygotic NF1 gene mutations. We present a family in which the proband has generalized neurofibromatosis 1, whereas members of previous generations manifest segmental skin lesions. All, including the clinically asymptomatic grandmother, carry the same haplotype. This is the only case in the(More)
Neurofibromatosis type 1 is an autosomal-dominant disorder affecting approximately 1 in 3500 births. It is characterized by café-au-lait spots, neurofibromas, axillary/inguinal freckling, and skeletal and neurologic signs. It exhibits full penetrance and a high mutation rate: 50% of neurofibromatosis type 1 patients represent a new mutation. The gene,(More)
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