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PubMed Search: NF2 [title]

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Pernick N. NF 2. website. Accessed September 20th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Tumor suppressor protein at 22q11-13.1
  • Produces protein called merlin or schannomin
  • Deleted in soft tissue perineurioma
  • Both copies inactivated in up to 60% of sporadic meningiomas
  • Often no protein expression in schwannoma
  • May be involved in tumorigenesis of schwannoma and some meningiomas
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