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Vascular Morphogenesis in the Mammary Gland: Introduction and Overview

  • M. Luisa Iruela-Arispe
  • Maria Asuncion Ortega
  • Sarah Oikemus
  • Michael S. Pepper
Part of the Cardiovascular Molecular Morphogenesis book series (CARDMM)

Abstract

The mammary gland is unique, it undergoes most of its development well after birth. Although organ immaturity is a constant feature of most tissues after birth, no other structure is associated with the significant changes in size, shape, and function that occur in the breast during puberty, pregnancy, lactation, and involution.

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Mammary Gland Mammary Epithelial Cell Mammary Epithelium Normal Mammary Epithelial Cell Vascular Morphogenesis 
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  • M. Luisa Iruela-Arispe
  • Maria Asuncion Ortega
  • Sarah Oikemus
  • Michael S. Pepper

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