Hormonal regulation of tight junction closure in the mouse mammary epithelium during the transition from pregnancy to lactation.

@article{Nguyen2001HormonalRO,
  title={Hormonal regulation of tight junction closure in the mouse mammary epithelium during the transition from pregnancy to lactation.},
  author={Dong Nguyen and Albert F. Parlow and Margaret C. Neville},
  journal={The Journal of endocrinology},
  year={2001},
  volume={170 2},
  pages={347-56}
}
Closure of the tight junctions of the mammary epithelium has been shown to accompany the onset of copious milk secretion or lactogenesis, stage 2, in both goats and humans. Here we use injection of [(14)C]sucrose and FITC-albumin (fluorescein isothiocyanate-albumin) into the mammary duct to follow the course of tight junction closure during lactogenesis in… CONTINUE READING