Characterization of normal breast epithelial cells in primary cultures: Differentiation and growth factor receptors studies

@article{Berthon1992CharacterizationON,
  title={Characterization of normal breast epithelial cells in primary cultures: Differentiation and growth factor receptors studies},
  author={Philippe Berthon and Gianfranco Pancino and Patricia de Cr{\'e}moux and Alberto Roseto and Christian P Gespach and Fabien Calvo},
  journal={In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology - Animal},
  year={1992},
  volume={28},
  pages={716-724}
}
The growth and differentiation of normal human mammary epithelial cells (HMEC) were studied after propagation of serial cultures from breast tissue biopsies from 42 mammoplasty patients. Cells were grown for up to 7 mo. in low calcium medium. HMEC cultures displayed heterogeneous growth patterns, according to the average doubling time of 44 ± 6 h for 32… CONTINUE READING