Lawrence J. T. Young

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Two cell lines, Met-1fvb2 and DB-7fvb2, with different metastatic potential, were derived from mammary carcinomas in FVB/N-Tg(MMTV-PyVmT) and FVB/N-Tg(MMTV-PyVmT Y315F/Y322F ) mice, transplanted into syngeneic FVB/N hosts and characterized. The lines maintain a stable morphological and biological phenotype after multiple rounds of in vitro culture and in(More)
Several cell culture factors were found to influence in vitro expression of mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV) in the mouse adenocarcinoma cell line Mm5mt/c1. Cells were propagated in a variety of commercially available cell culture media to which dexamethasone (DXM) was added as a stimulator of MMTV production. Culture seeding density, culture medium type,(More)
The role of the PEA3 subfamily of Ets transcription factors in breast neoplasia is controversial. Although overexpression of PEA3 (E1AF/ETV4), and of the related factors ERM (ETV5) and ER81 (ETV1), have been observed in human and mouse breast tumors, PEA3 factors have also been ascribed a tumor suppressor function. Here, we utilized the MMTV/Wnt1 mouse(More)
Breast cancers with a basal-like gene signature are primarily triple-negative, frequently metastatic, and carry a poor prognosis. Basal-like breast cancers are enriched for markers of breast cancer stem cells as well as markers of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). While EMT is generally thought to be important in the process of metastasis, in vivo(More)
Dome populations from primary cultures of mouse mammary tumor cells were quantitatively studied in regard to size, distribution, density and the area occupied by light-diffusion photography and image analysis. The effects of fetal bovine serum, insulin and hydrocortisone were analyzed. Quantitative characterization documented dome diameter (mode diameter(More)
The mouse model for breast cancer has developed into a most effective means of dissecting and understanding this devastating disease. The inbred transgenic mouse lends itself to biological, molecular, immunological, and genetic studies. The observation, dissection, transplantation, and subsequent amplification of precancerous mammary lesions and tumors give(More)
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