Role of mesenchymal-epithelial interactions in mammary gland development

Abstract

The mammary gland is a hormone-target organ derived from epidermis and develops as a result of reciprocal mesenchymal-epithelial interactions. The induction of mammary differentiation from indifferent epidermal cells by mammary mesenchyme implies induction of the complement of hormone receptors characteristic of normal mammary epithelium in cells of the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02096300

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