Juichiro Nakayama

Fukuoka University Japan

Dr. Juichiro Nakayama graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, at Kyushu University, Japan. After completing his clinical residency, he attended the Post Graduate School of Medicine. He studied skin carcinogenesis at the National Institutes of Health, USA. He then became an associate professor in the Department of Dermatology, at Kyushu University. He was a member of Research on Measures for Intractable Diseases supported by Japanese Health and Labor Sciences Research Grants. He served as the head of the Neurocutaneous Syndrome Research Group for six years. He was then appointed professor and chairman of the Department of Dermatology, Fukuoka University School of Medicine, where he has been Professor Emeritus since 2019.

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Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), also known as von Recklinghausen disease, is a major monogenic neurocutaneous disorder. The NF1 gene encodes the protein neurofibromin whose dysfunction promotes tumorigenesis in central and peripheral neuronal tissues. In addition to inducing the formation of cutaneous pigmented lesions or neurofibromas, NF1 affects multiple organ systems, resulting in neurological and psychiatric disorders, orthopedic conditions, and impaired endocrine functions. This book examines the fundamental, clinical, and basic aspects of NF1 over three sections and nine chapters. Topics addressed include bone lesions in children with NF1, diffuse neurofibromatous tissue, seizures in adults with NF1, Ras-GAP function of neurofibromin, endocrine disorders characteristic of NF1, and more.

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