Sex steroids and growth factors in the regulation of mammary gland proliferation, differentiation, and involution.

@article{Lamote2004SexSA,
  title={Sex steroids and growth factors in the regulation of mammary gland proliferation, differentiation, and involution.},
  author={Inge Lamote and Evelyne Meyer and A. M. Massart-Le{\"e}n and Christian Burvenich},
  journal={Steroids},
  year={2004},
  volume={69 3},
  pages={145-59}
}
The mammary gland is subjected to major morphological and biochemical changes during the lactation cycle. It is therefore not surprising that this dynamic process is strictly controlled. The importance of the sex steroid hormones 17beta-estradiol and progesterone for normal development of the mammary gland was recognized several decades ago and has been unequivocally confirmed since. Furthermore, it is now also established that the influence of sex steroids is not restricted to mammogenesis… CONTINUE READING
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