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Table 1 Mammary gland-specific promoters

From: Mouse models of breast cancer metastasis

Promoter Origin Expression Activation References
MMTV-LTR Mouse mammary tumor virus Breast epithelial cells, several other tissues Steroid hormones [42]
WAP Whey acidic protein Secretory mammary epithelium Lactogenic hormones [96,97]
C3(1) Rat prostate steroid-binding protein (PSBP) Epithelial cells of prostate and mammary gland Estrogen (ductal and alveolar mammary epithelium) [36]
B-LG Bovine β-lactoglobulin Mammary gland Pregnancy and lactation [98,99]
MT Metallothionein Most mammary cells Zn2+ [100]