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Current Topics in Lactation

Edited by Isabel Gigli

National University of La Pampa

Lactation is a fascinating process. Research over the last decade has provided new insights into the regulation of mammary gland development and involution. Lactation is the last step in reproduction, and therefore it is linked to reproduction strategy. Photoperiod species such as sheep, or pseudo-ovulatory (at mid-gestation) species as the rodent Lagostomus maximus, are interesting and unique models to study mammary gland physiology. This book also offers updated insights into the mechanisms that control postlactational involution, therefore also providing information to better understand breast cancer. Small noncoding RNA has opened new understanding in gene regulation. In this regard, our knowledge of mammary gland development and milk secretion has increased extremely. This book provides current scientific information on all these interesting topics. It will certainly be of great benefit to those interested in biomedical sciences.

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Current Topics in LactationEdited by Isabel Gigli

Published: May 10th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/63182

ISBN: 978-953-51-3138-0

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3137-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4848-7

Copyright year: 2017

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5353 Total Chapter Downloads

5 Crossref Citations

7 Web of Science Citations

12 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Insights into Lactation

By Isabel Gigli


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2. Ovarian, Hypophyseal and Hypothalamic Hormones Coordinate Mammary Gland Remodeling in Adult Lagostomus maximus: a Rodent that Shows Pseudo-Ovulation at Mid-Gestation

By Julia Halperin, Veronica B. Dorfman and Alfredo D. Vitullo


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3. Role of Melatonin and the Biological Clock in Regulating Lactation in Seasonal Sheep

By Edyta Molik and Dorota Zięba-Przybylska


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4. Postlactational Involution: Molecular Mechanisms and Relevance for Breast Cancer Development

By Edith C. Kordon and Omar A. Coso


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5. Non-Coding RNA Roles in Ruminant Mammary Gland Development and Lactation

By Duy N. Do and Eveline M. Ibeagha-Awemu


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