Analysis of neurofibromatosis type 1 gene mutation in juvenile chronic myelogenous leukemia.

Abstract

The neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) gene has been considered to be a tumor suppressor gene, since the NF1 gene product downregulates the ras oncogene product (p21(ras)). In addition, children with NF1 show an increased incidence of myelogenous leukemia, including juvenile chronic myelogenous leukemia (JCML). We studied 8 Japanese JCML patients without NF1… (More)

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