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    Mouse Mammary Gland Whole Mount Preparation and Analysis
    Authors:  Cornelia Tolg, Mary Cowman and Eva A. Turley, date: 07/05/2018, view: 5872, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] The mammary gland undergoes extensive remodeling during pregnancy and is also subject to neoplastic processes both of which result in histological changes of the gland epithelial structure. Since the mammary tree is a complex three-dimensional structure a method is needed that provides an overview of the entire gland. Whole mounts provide this ...
    Hyaluronan Isolation from Mouse Mammary Gland
    Authors:  Cornelia Tolg, Mary Cowman and Eva A. Turley, date: 06/05/2018, view: 1881, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] The glycosaminoglycan hyaluronan (HA) is a key component of the extracellular matrix. The molecular weight of HA is heterogeneous and can reach from several million to several hundred daltons. The effect of HA on cell behavior is size dependent; fragmented HA acts as a danger signal, stimulates cell migration and proliferation and is ...
    Whole Mammary Gland Transplantation in Mice Protocol
    Authors:  Hayley Hansford, Yan Hong, Frances Kittrell, Daniel Medina and Fariba Behbod, date: 06/05/2017, view: 4387, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Whole Mammary Gland Transplantation involves transplanting an excised mammary gland into another, more suitable host. This method can be used to extend the life of a mammary gland past the mouse’s life span by transplanting the mammary gland of an older mouse into a young healthy mouse. As you can see in the video below (Video 1), by attaching it ...
    Relative Stiffness Measurements of Tumour Tissues by Shear Rheology
    Authors:  Chris D. Madsen and Thomas R. Cox, date: 05/05/2017, view: 4948, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] The microenvironment of solid tumours is a critical contributor to the progression of tumours and offers a promising target for therapeutic intervention (Cox and Erler, 2011; Barker et al., 2012; Cox et al., 2016; Cox and Erler, 2016). The properties of the tumour microenvironment vary significantly from that of the original ...
    Isolation of Primary Breast Cancer Cells from HER2 Transgenic Mice
    Authors:  Shou Liu and Hexin Chen, date: 10/05/2016, view: 7691, Q&A: 1
    [Abstract] HER2 is a tyrosine kinase receptor, which is overexpressed in about 30% of breast cancer patients. Its overexpression leads to mammary tumorigenesis and increased invasion and metastasis (Slamon et al., 1987). HER2 transgenic mouse (FVB/N-MMTVneu mouse) is a well-established model of mammary tumor in human (Fantozzi and Christofori, ...
    Mouse Mammary Intraductal (MIND) Method for Transplantation of Patient Derived Primary DCIS Cells and Cell Lines
    Authors:  Frances Kittrell, Kelli Valdez, Hanan Elsarraj, Yan Hong, Daniel Medina and Fariba Behbod, date: 03/05/2016, view: 6046, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] The MIND method involves intraductal injection of patient derived ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) cells and DCIS cell lines (MCF10DCIS.COM and SUM225) inside the mouse mammary ducts [Video 1 and Figure 1 in Behbod et al. (2009)]. This method mimics the normal environment of DCIS and facilitates study of the natural progression of human ...



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