Lactiferous duct

Known as: ducts lactiferous, ducts mammary, mammary duct 
A channel conveying the milk secreted by the lobes of the breast to and through the nipple.
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2010
Highly Cited
2010
The lysosomal cysteine proteases cathepsin B (Ctsb) and cathepsin Z (Ctsz, also called cathepsin X/P) have been implicated in… (More)
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2005
Highly Cited
2005
During the involution of mammary glands, epithelial cells undergo apoptosis and are cleared for the next cycle of lactation. The… (More)
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2004
Highly Cited
2004
The Hedgehog (Hh) signaling pathway functions as an organizer in embryonic development. Genetic analysis has demonstrated a… (More)
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
Accurate knowledge of breast duct anatomy in three dimensions is needed to understand normal breast development, how… (More)
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2001
Highly Cited
2001
Closure of the tight junctions of the mammary epithelium has been shown to accompany the onset of copious milk secretion or… (More)
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2000
Highly Cited
2000
The high frequency of loss of heterozygosity (LOH) in epithelial cells of mammary ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and IDC is a… (More)
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Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
Parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) was originally discovered as a tumor product that causes humoral hypercalcemia of… (More)
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1995
Highly Cited
1995
Parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) was originally discovered as the tumor product that causes humoral hypercalcemia of… (More)
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Highly Cited
1993
Highly Cited
1993
The transforming growth factors beta (TGFs-beta) are potent inhibitors of cell proliferation and are usually secreted in a latent… (More)
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1968