MI 2.2.1 written response.pdf - Please answer the following and submit to google classroom 1 Do some quick research on Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Find out

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Please answer the following and submit to google classroom. 1. Do some quick research on Neurofibromatosis Type 1. Find out how it is transmitted, what it does to the body. Think about the vectors you may choose and how they would work in the process of a cure. Put your notes here. Neurofibromatosis Type 1 How it is transmitted: it is a type of autosomal dominant genetic condition that is caused by a mutation or a deltion in the NF1 gene. Only one copy of the NF1 gene can be able to affect an individual. Transmitted by mutation. What it does to the body: the defected gene causes the NF1 gene to stop its normal function in producing a protein called neurofibromin. This protein function is to turn off Ras. and the function of Ras is to stimulate cell growth and division in order to prevent tumor suppression since the cells are growing pretty rapidly. With the mutated defected cells the defected NF1 gene now has to make nonfunctional neurofibromin and ras, in turn, is uncontrolled allowing
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