Expression of a novel lacrimal gland gene lacritin in human breast tissues

  title={Expression of a novel lacrimal gland gene lacritin in human breast tissues},
  author={B. Weigelt and A. Bosma and L. V. ‘. Veer},
  journal={Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology},
  • B. Weigelt, A. Bosma, L. V. ‘. Veer
  • Published 2003
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
  • PurposeThe purpose of this study was to examine breast tumors and normal breast tissues for the expression of the glycoprotein lacritin. The mRNA and protein expression of lacritin has been reported to be restricted to the lacrimal gland.MethodsWe investigated 37 human primary invasive breast tumors, seven breast cancer cell lines and 16 normal breast tissues by quantitative real-time PCR for lacritin expression.ResultsWe detected lacritin transcipts in 51% (19/37) of the primary invasive… CONTINUE READING
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