Molecular regulators of pubertal mammary gland development

  title={Molecular regulators of pubertal mammary gland development},
  author={Sara McNally and Finian Martin},
  journal={Annals of Medicine},
  pages={212 - 234}
Abstract The pubertal mammary gland is an ideal model for experimental morphogenesis. The primary glandular branching morphogenesis occurs at this time, integrating epithelial cell proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis. Between birth and puberty, the mammary gland exists in a relatively quiescent state. At the onset of puberty, rapid expansion of a pre-existing rudimentary mammary epithelium generates an extensive ductal network by a process of branch initiation, elongation, and… 

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