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Editors: Karin Soares Gonçalves Cunha (Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF) Niterói, RJ, Brazil and others) Mauro Geller (Medical School of University Center of Serra dos Órgãos (UNIFESO) Teresópolis, RJ, Brazil)
Book Description:
This is a practical and objective book that provides an updated and comprehensive overview, offering insight into the research advances in neurofibromatosis. This book represents a reference source for researchers, healthcare professionals from various fields, as well as students, about differents aspects of neurofibromatosis. In addition, this book useful guidance to researchers and health professionals seeking to contribute to longevity and improved quality of life for patients and their families. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

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Chapter 1. Challenging issues in clinical genetics of Neurofibromatosis type 1
(Gerson Carakushansky, Mauri Carakushansky and Marcia Gonçalves Ribeiro)pp.1-24

Chapter 2. Hormonal influences in neurofibromas of Neurofibromatosis type 1 patients
(Karin Soares Gonçalves Cunha, Marcello Bronstein, Spyrus Mezitis, Mauro Geller)pp.25-42

Chapter 3. Role of mast cells in the Neutofibromatosis type 1-associated neurofibroma
(Karl Staser, D. Wade Clapp and Feng-Chun Yang)pp.43-58

Chapter 4. Natural history of plexiform neurofibromas
(Bruce R. Korf) pp.59-70

Chapter 5. Imaging of plexiform neurofibroma and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors
(Fawn Leigh, Gordon Harris and Allan Rubenstein)pp.71-88

Chapter 6. Mutation analysis of the NF1 gene by cDNA-based sequencing of the coding region
(Ludwine Messiaen and Katharina Wimmer)pp.89-108

Chapter 7. Cell culture of Neurofibromatosis type 1-associated neurofibromas
(Marianne F. James)pp.109-126

Chapter 8. Animal models for Neurofibromatosis type 1
(Aaron Schindeler and David G. Little)pp.127-140

Chapter 9. Research advances in therapeutics for Neurofibromatosis type 1
(Kim E. Hunter-Schaedle)pp.141-164

Chapter 10. Research advances in mutational analysis of the NF2 gene
(Fabio Pereira Nunes) pp.165-180

Chapter 11. Cell culture of Neurofibromatosis type 2-associated tumors
(Marianne F. James) pp.181-204

Chapter 12. Mouse models of Neurofibromatosis type 2
(Marco Giovannini, Matthieu Peyre, Nicolas-Xavier Bonne, Michel Kalamarides) pp.205-220

Chapter 13. Research advances in therapeutics for Neurofibromatosis type 2-associated vestibular schwannomas
(Charles Yates, D. Bradley Welling, and Long-Sheng Chang)pp.221-236

Chapter 14. Schwannomatosis: a recently recognized form of Neurofibromatosis
(Laura Papi)pp.237-256

Chapter 15. Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis of Neurofibromatosis (Aguinaldo Bonalumi Filho, Luiz Guilherme Darrigo Jr., Lisa Oliveira, David Rubem Azulay, Karin Soares Gonçalves Cunha, Mauro Geller)pp.257-268

Index pp.269-273

      Neurology - Laboratory and Clinical Research Developments
      Genetics - Research and Issues
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2012
   Pages: 273.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-61324-661-0
   Status: AV
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