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Title: Epigenetics in mammary gland biology and cancer

item DEVINOY, E - Institut National De La Recherche Agronomique (INRA)
item RIJNKELS, M - Baylor College Of Medicine

Submitted to: Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/21/2010
Publication Date: 2/17/2010
Citation: Devinoy, E., Rijnkels, M. 2010. Epigenetics in mammary gland biology and cancer. Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia. 15:1-4.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: In the post genome era, the focus has shifted to understanding the mechanisms that regulate the interpretation of the genetic code. "Epigenetics" as a research field is taking center stage. Epigenetics is a term which is now being used throughout the scientific community in different contexts from physiology to cell biology and genetics with diverse meanings inherited from the past. This review article discusses the role of epigenetics in mammary development and in some cancers.