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Cancers 2016, 8(7), 65; doi:10.3390/cancers8070065

Mammary Development and Breast Cancer: A Wnt Perspective

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State Key Laboratory of Cell Biology, CAS Center for Excellence in Molecular Cell Science, Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200031, China
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Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Centre for Cell Biology, Development and Disease, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada
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Academic Editors: Renée van Amerongen and Walter Birchmeier
Received: 23 April 2016 / Revised: 30 June 2016 / Accepted: 7 July 2016 / Published: 13 July 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Wnt Signaling in Cancer)
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Abstract

The Wnt pathway has emerged as a key signaling cascade participating in mammary organogenesis and breast oncogenesis. In this review, we will summarize the current knowledge of how the pathway regulates stem cells and normal development of the mammary gland, and discuss how its various components contribute to breast carcinoma pathology. View Full-Text
Keywords: Wnt; mammary gland; breast cancer; development; stem cells Wnt; mammary gland; breast cancer; development; stem cells
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Yu, Q.C.; Verheyen, E.M.; Zeng, Y.A. Mammary Development and Breast Cancer: A Wnt Perspective. Cancers 2016, 8, 65.

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