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Key stages of mammary gland development

Charles Streuli

  1. Content type: Review

    The transition from pregnancy to lactation is a critical event in the survival of the newborn since all the nutrient requirements of the infant are provided by milk. While milk contains numerous components, in...

    Authors: Steven M Anderson, Michael C Rudolph, James L McManaman and Margaret C Neville

    Citation: Breast Cancer Research 2007 9:204

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  2. Content type: Review

    Massive tissue remodelling occurs within the mammary gland during pregnancy, resulting in the formation of lobuloalveoli that are capable of milk secretion. Endocrine signals generated predominantly by prolact...

    Authors: Samantha R Oakes, Heidi N Hilton and Christopher J Ormandy

    Citation: Breast Cancer Research 2006 8:207

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  3. Content type: Review

    Involution of the mammary gland is an essential process that removes the milk-producing epithelial cells when they become redundant at weaning. It is a two-step process that involves the death of the secretory...

    Authors: Christine J Watson

    Citation: Breast Cancer Research 2006 8:203

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