Tuberous sclerosis

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Tuberous sclerosis

Tuberous sclerosis is a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of numerous noncancerous (benign) tumors in many parts of the body. Common signs and symptoms include patches of unusually light-colored skin, areas of raised and thickened skin, and growths under the nails. Tumors on the face called facial angiofibromas are also common beginning in childhood. Tumors may cause developmental problems (e.g., seizures, hyperactivity, aggression, learning problems, autistic-like behaviors). Some tumors can cause serious complications (e.g., those affecting the brain, heart, or kidney). Tuberous sclerosis complex has an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance and can be caused by mutations in the TSC1 or TSC2 gene.
 

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CNS Foundation

CNS Foundation's Mission is Three-fold: - Expedite scientific research to find treatments and cures for the more than 14 million children living with some form of neurological disorder - Provide families and health care professionals with up-to-date information and resources on the latest discoveries in pediatric neurology - Educate the public, and public officials, on the critical importance of funding pediatric neurological disorder research

Last Updated: 12 Oct 2013

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LAM Treatment Alliance

The LAM Treatment Alliance (LTA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization fostering innovative patient engagement and awareness of wellness within the context of LAM. The LTA provides tools, access, and information to patients in an effort to improve health, quality of life, and modulation of disease.

Last Updated: 13 Mar 2013

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Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance

The Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance is dedicated to finding a cure for tuberous sclerosis complex, while improving the lives of those affected.

Last Updated: 30 Oct 2012

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Following organizations serve the condition "Tuberous sclerosis" for support, advocacy or research.

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CNS Foundation

CNS Foundation's Mission is Three-fold: - Expedite scientific research to find treatments and cures for the more than 14 million children living with some form of neurological disorder - Provide families and health care professionals with up-to-date information and resources on the latest discoveries in pediatric neurology - Educate the public, and public officials, on the critical importance of funding pediatric neurological disorder research

http://www.cnsfoundation.org

Last Updated: 12 Oct 2013

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LAM Treatment Alliance

The LAM Treatment Alliance (LTA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization fostering innovative patient engagement and awareness of wellness within the context of LAM. The LTA provides tools, access, and information to patients in an effort to improve health, quality of life, and modulation of disease.

http://www.curelam.org

Last Updated: 13 Mar 2013

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Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance

The Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance is dedicated to finding a cure for tuberous sclerosis complex, while improving the lives of those affected.

http://www.tsalliance.org

Last Updated: 30 Oct 2012

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General Resources

TSC Facebook Discussion Group

Online discussion group for anyone affected by tuberous sclerosis complex.

Updated 26 Oct 2012

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Tuberous sclerosis" returned 469 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Tuberous-sclerosis complex-related cell signaling in the pathogenesis of lung cancer.
 

Author(s): Angela Fuchs, Katharina König, Lukas C Heukamp, Jana Fassunke, Jutta Kirfel, Sebastian Huss, Albert J Becker, Reinhard Büttner, Michael Majores

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Hamartin (TSC1) and tuberin (TSC2), encoded by the tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) genes, form a tumor-suppressor heterodimer which is implicated in PI3K-Akt signaling and acts as a functional inhibitor of the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR). Dysregulation of mTOR has been assigned ...

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2014

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[Characterisation of the paediatric population of Costa Rica with tuberous sclerosis and a description of the behaviour of the associated epilepsy].
 

Author(s): Adriana Ulate-Campos, Adriana Benavides-Lara, Laura Hernández

Journal: Rev Neurol. 2013 Dec;57(11):489-94.

 

Tuberous sclerosis (TS) is a pathology with an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance that is due to a disorder affecting cell differentiation and proliferation that produces hamartomas in different organs. Its variable forms affect the central nervous system, the kidneys, the ...

Last Updated: 22 Nov 2013

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Subependymal giant cell astrocytoma: diagnosis, screening, and treatment. Recommendations from the International Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Consensus Conference 2012.
 

Author(s): Jonathan Roth, E Steve Roach, Ute Bartels, Sergiusz Jóźwiak, Mary Kay Koenig, Howard L Weiner, David N Franz, Henry Z Wang

Journal: Pediatr. Neurol.. 2013 Dec;49(6):439-44.

 

Tuberous sclerosis complex is an autosomal dominant disorder predisposing to the development of benign lesions in different body organs, mainly in the brain, kidney, liver, skin, heart, and lung. Subependymal giant cell astrocytomas are characteristic brain tumors that occur in 10% ...

Last Updated: 25 Nov 2013

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The terms "Tuberous sclerosis" returned 48 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Tuberous sclerosis complex surveillance and management: recommendations of the 2012 International Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Consensus Conference.
 

Author(s): Darcy A Krueger, Hope Northrup,

Journal: Pediatr. Neurol.. 2013 Oct;49(4):255-65.

 

Tuberous sclerosis complex is a genetic disorder affecting every organ system, but disease manifestations vary significantly among affected individuals. The diverse and varied presentations and progression can be life-threatening with significant impact on cost and quality of life. ...

Last Updated: 23 Sep 2013

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Tuberous sclerosis complex diagnostic criteria update: recommendations of the 2012 Iinternational Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Consensus Conference.
 

Author(s): Hope Northrup, Darcy A Krueger,

Journal: Pediatr. Neurol.. 2013 Oct;49(4):243-54.

 

Tuberous sclerosis complex is highly variable in clinical presentation and findings. Disease manifestations continue to develop over the lifetime of an affected individual. Accurate diagnosis is fundamental to implementation of appropriate medical surveillance and treatment. Although ...

Last Updated: 23 Sep 2013

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Is mTOR inhibition a systemic treatment for tuberous sclerosis?
 

Author(s): Romina Moavero, Antonella Coniglio, Francesco Garaci, Paolo Curatolo

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Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a genetic multisystem disorder characterized by the development of hamartomas in several organs. Mutations in the TSC1 and TSC2 tumor suppressor genes determin overactivation of the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling pathway and subsequent ...

Last Updated: 15 Nov 2013

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Study of Skin Tumors in Tuberous Sclerosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hereditary Neoplastic Syndrome; Tuberous Sclerosis

 

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2014

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A Study of Everolimus in the Treatment of Neurocognitive Problems in Tuberous Sclerosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Tuberous Sclerosis

 

Last Updated: 4 Oct 2013

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Treatment of Renal Angiomyolipomas in Tuberous Sclerosis by Beta-blockers
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Renal Angiomyolipomas; Tuberous Sclerosis

 

Last Updated: 3 Apr 2014

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