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Key stages of mammary gland development

Charles Streuli

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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