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Leucine Aminopeptidase in the Mammary Gland of the Cow and Rat

Naturevolume 191pages8687 (1961) | Download Citation

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MORPHOLOGICALLY the mammary gland is a cutaneous gland, but physiologically it must be classed as an accessory gland of the reproductive system. In the various stages of the life of the female mammals the mammary gland undergoes many structural changes. Up to the age of puberty it is rudimentary in structure. During pregnancy the endocrine factors furnish a stimulus for proliferation of the mammary tissue, resulting in a complete transformation and maturation of the gland. The appearance of fine granulations and fat droplets in the epithelium cells indicates the onset of secretion in advanced pregnancy.

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  1. Department of Anatomy, Veterinary College, Helsinki

    • S. TALANTI
  2. Department of Anatomy, University of Turku, Turku, 3, Finland

    • VÄINÖ K. HOPSU

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