Iron metabolism-related genes and mitochondrial genes are induced during involution of mouse mammary gland

Mijoung Lee, Hyungha Kim, Deahyun Jeon, Intaek Hwang, Bonghwan Choi, Kyuho Myung, Hyunggee Kim, Yunjaie Choi, Sanggi Paik, Myunggi Baik

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Abstract

To understand molecular mechanisms of mammary gland involution, several clones were isolated after the primary differential screening of a total 40,000 pfu of involution-specific cDNA library, and further characterized. The partial sequences and Northern analysis revealed that iron metalbolism-related genes and mitochondrial genes were induced during mammary gland involution. The expression of the lactoferrin gene was induced at involution days 1, 2, and 3. The expression of ferritin heavy chain gene was induced at involution days 1, 2, 3 and 4. Cytochrome oxidase subunit I and cytochrome oxidase subunit 2, genes were induced at involution days 4 and 7. The expression of cytochrome b gene was induced at involution day 7. These results imply that iron metabolism and mitochondrial function may be altered during mammary gland involution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-168
Number of pages5
JournalBiochemical and biophysical research communications
Volume224
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jul 5
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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