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baker's cyst and Nf2

Posted by Lafayette on December 21, 2000 at 07:47:34:

Searching for info on baker's cysts, I came across your
site. It seems that people with Nf2 often develop Baker's
cysts??? This is not known amongst the researchers/experts
but simply the sufferers. Why would that be? Does this give
us valuable information about how a mutated gene on
chromosome 22 (which results in dysfunctional protein
Merlin), affects other cells? Currently research is trying
to understand why a mutation that exists in every cell of
the body, only causes tumors in the CNS. Here is a clue, do
you have an opinion on a connect



Re: baker's cyst and Nf2 (Archive in Human Genome.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on December 23, 2000 at 10:10:32:

In Reply to: baker's cyst and Nf2 posted by Lafayette on December 21, 2000 at 07:47:34:

Hi, Lafayette.

So far, ALL research now indicates that 10-20% of chronic illness is due to genetic factors and the rest is due to what our lifestyle makes of those genes. Reference: Lichtenstein P. Holm NV, Verikasalo PK, et al.
"Environmental and heritable factors in the causation of cancer." New England Journal of Medicine 2000;343(2):78-85.

IF one has this marker, it only makes it much more important that they do what we have been discussing on this BB for years.

See the archives and glossary.

Walt



Re: baker's cyst and Nf2 (Archive in Human Genome.)

Posted by Lafayette on January 07, 2001 at 06:11:22:

In Reply to: Re: baker's cyst and Nf2 (Archive in Human Genome.) posted by Walt Stoll on December 23, 2000 at 10:10:32:

I agree but this can be tricky, certain vitamins and
minerals can actually proliferate the wrong kind of growth
with a genetic mutation. I am very wary of anything that has
growth factors,encourages cell division,stimulates
circulation etc. Recent research shows that tumors
associated with this disorder have a larger K outward
current. Quinidine has been found to reduce the proliferton
of Schwann cells in tumors but not normal Schwann cells.
Does this mean it would be advisable to reduce potassium
intake f



Re: baker's cyst and Nf2 (Archive in Human Genome.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 09, 2001 at 08:48:58:

In Reply to: Re: baker's cyst and Nf2 (Archive in Human Genome.) posted by Lafayette on January 07, 2001 at 06:11:22:

Hi, Lafayette.

At this point we only know enough to know there IS a relationship with the environment (diet is part of that environment). It will be at least 50 years until we know even the majority of these relationships. Until then, let your bodymind be your guide.

Walt



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