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Microarray expression profiling of distinct subsets of mouse mammary epithelial cells

ABSTRACT: The purpose of this microarray experiment was to obtain reference gene expression patterns of a number of epithelial cell populations [mammary stem cells (MASC), luminal progenitors (LP), alveolar luminal stem/progenitor cells (WC virgin-these are mammary epithelial cells genetically marked by Wap-Cre in virgin females), mature luminal cells (ML, mainly represent ductal luminal cells in virgin females), and alveolar luminal cells (WC preg – these are alveolar cells genetically marked by Wap-Cre during mid-gestation)] present in the mammary gland of wildtype adult mice on a C57BL6 genetic background. For the isolation of RNA from mammary stem cells (MASC, Lin-CD24+CD29hi), luminal progenitors (LP, Lin-CD24hiCD29+CD61+), and mature luminal cells (ML, lin-CD24hiCD29+CD61-), the thoracic and inguinal mammary glands from 3 adult virgin female mice were harvested, minced and digested into a single cell suspension. Form each of these 3 single cell suspensions, the above populations were sorted by FACS. For alveolar luminal stem/progenitor cells and alveolar luminal cells, Lin-YFP+ mammary epithelial cells were isolated from virgin or midgestation mice genetically marked by Wap-Cre;R26Y. R26Y is a conditional YFP reporter that would be turned on upon Cre-mediated recombination.

ORGANISM(S): Mus musculus  

SUBMITTER: Maaike P van Bragt   Zhe Li 

PROVIDER: E-GEOD-47376 | ArrayExpress | 2014-11-26



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RUNX1, a transcription factor mutated in breast cancer, controls the fate of ER-positive mammary luminal cells.

van Bragt Maaike P A MP   Hu Xin X   Xie Ying Y   Li Zhe Z  

eLife 20141121

RUNX1 encodes a RUNX family transcription factor (TF) and was recently identified as a novel mutated gene in human luminal breast cancers. We found that Runx1 is expressed in all subpopulations of murine mammary epithelial cells (MECs) except the secretory alveolar luminal cells. Conditional knockout of Runx1 in MECs by MMTV-Cre led to a decrease in luminal MECs, largely due to a profound reduction in the estrogen receptor (ER)-positive mature luminal subpopulation, a phenotype that could be res  ...[more]

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