Suppression of oncogenic Ras by mutant neurofibromatosis type 1 genes with single amino acid substitutions.


NF1 was first identified as the gene responsible for the pathogenesis of the human genetic disorder neurofibromatosis type 1. cDNA cloning revealed that its putative protein product has a domain showing significant sequence homology with the mammalian Ras GTPase activating protein and two yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae proteins, Ira1 and Ira2. The Ras… (More)