Mammary Alveolar Epithelial Cells: Effect of Hydrocortisone on Ultrastructure

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Science  12 Sep 1969:
Vol. 165, Issue 3898, pp. 1127-1128
DOI: 10.1126/science.165.3898.1127


Hydrocortisone is necessary for the formation of rough endoplasmic reticulum in mammary alveolar epithelial cells. This membrane system is required for the synthesis of the milk protein, casein, but it is not required for the synthesis of a nonmilk protein fraction.

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