Thesis / Dissertation

Investigation of mammary gland development and resident macrophages by 3D and intravital imaging

Caleb Alexander Dawson, Jane Visvader (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

The mammary gland is a fascinating organ that develops after birth and is capable of remodelling through multiple rounds of reproduction. The behaviour of mammary epithelial cells and how these interact dynamically with their environment are poorly understood. Cell morphology and arrangement can be addressed by three-dimensional (3D) confocal imaging to provide large-scale, subcellular resolution views of tissue architecture. Further insight can be gained from intravital imaging that allows direct observation of cell behaviour in vivo, but this has rarely been implemented for the normal mammary gland. Mammary ducts are embedded in adipose tissue, making in vivo imaging of mammary ducts extr..

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