On murine mammary epithelial stem cells: discovery, function, and current status

Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol. 2012 Apr 1;4(4):a013268. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a013268.


Cell-surface markers expressed on mammary stem cells and progenitors have helped to establish a preliminary mammary cell lineage hierarchy. Further characterization of these cells depends on overcoming several technical obstacles.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Breast / cytology*
  • Mice
  • Stem Cells / cytology*