Characterization of chicken Nf2/merlin indicates regulatory roles in cell proliferation and migration.

Abstract

The neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) tumor suppressor protein merlin, or schwannomin, functions as a negative growth regulator such that inactivating mutations in Nf2 predispose humans to tumors. In addition, merlin has a critical role during embryonic development. Nf2-deficient mice die early during embryogenesis, with defects in gastrulation and extraembryonic… (More)

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