Prion protein facilitates hormone-induced differentiation of mammary gland epithelial cells.

@article{Mrwald2007PrionPF,
  title={Prion protein facilitates hormone-induced differentiation of mammary gland epithelial cells.},
  author={Helene M{\"o}rwald and Susanne Wurm and Karl Crailsheim and Christian Wechselberger},
  journal={Biochemical and biophysical research communications},
  year={2007},
  volume={360 4},
  pages={746-51}
}
Expression of prion protein has been reported for a variety of cell types including neuronal cells, haematopoietic stem cells, lymphocytes, fibroblasts, and epithelial cells. However, the characterization of the physiological roles exhibited by this protein is still in progress and multiple biological functions have been described to date. In this study we have characterized the contribution of prion protein during hormone-induced differentiation of mouse mammary gland epithelial cells. We… CONTINUE READING