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Figure 1 | Breast Cancer Research

Figure 1

From: Mammary epithelial cell transformation: insights from cell culture and mouse models

Figure 1

Structure of the mammary gland. Terminal ductal–lobular unit (TDLU), composed of ductal cells, is the unit thought to be the origin of most breast cancer. The stroma is composed of fatty tissue (adipocytes) and fibroblasts. Also shown are the two primary types of cells in normal ducts: outer contractile myoepithelial and inner columnar luminal cells. A putative progenitor/stem cell is also indicated.

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