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Evidence for a multipotent mammary progenitor with pregnancy-specific activity.

Authors
  • Kaanta, Alice S
  • Virtanen, Carl
  • Selfors, Laura M
  • Brugge, Joan S
  • Neel, Benjamin G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Breast cancer research : BCR
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2013
Volume
15
Issue
4
Identifiers
PMID: 23947835
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We have identified a population of MECs containing pregnancy-activated multipotent progenitors that are present in the virgin mammary gland and contribute to the expansion of the mammary gland during pregnancy.

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