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Key stages of mammary gland development: molecular mechanisms involved in the formation of the embryonic mammary gland



Key stages of mammary gland development: molecular mechanisms involved in the formation of the embryonic mammary gland



Breast Cancer Research 7(5): 220-224



The development of the embryonic mammary gland involves communication between the epidermis and mesenchyme and is coordinated temporally and spatially by various signaling pathways. Although many more genes are likely to control mammary gland development, functional roles have been identified for Wnt, fibroblast growth factor, and parathyroid hormone-related protein signaling. This review describes what is known about the molecular mechanisms that regulate embryonic mammary gland development.

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PMID: 16168142

DOI: 10.1186/bcr1306


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