Qiaoxiang Dong, Hui Gao, Yuanshuo Shi, Fuchuang Zhang, Xiang Gu, Anqi Wu, Danhan Wang, Yuanhong Chen, Abhik Bandyopadhyay, I-Tien Yeh, Benjamin J. Daniel, Yidong Chen, Yi Zou, Vivienne L. Rebel et al.
Abstract:Breast cancer incidence increases during aging, yet the mechanism of age-associated mammary tumorigenesis is unclear. Mammary stem cells are believed to play an important role in breast tumorigenesis, but how their function changes with age is unknown. We compared mammary epithelial cells isolated from young and old mammary glands of different cohorts of C57BL6/J and BALB/c mice, and our findings revealed that old mammary glands were characterized by increased basal cell pool comprised of mostly CD49fhi cells,…
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