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Breast Cancer Res. 2007;9(4):211.

Inflammation and breast cancer. Inflammatory component of mammary carcinogenesis in ErbB2 transgenic mice.

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Molecular Biotechnology Center, Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, Via Nizza 52, 10126 Turin, Italy.

Abstract

This review addresses genes differentially expressed in the mammary gland transcriptome during the progression of mammary carcinogenesis in BALB/c mice that are transgenic for the rat neu (ERBB2, or HER-2/neu) oncogene (BALB-neuT664V-E mice). The Ingenuity knowledge database was used to characterize four functional association networks whose hub genes are directly linked to inflammation (specifically, the genes encoding IL-1beta, tumour necrosis factor, interferon-gamma, and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1/CC chemokine ligand-2) and are increasingly expressed during such progression. In silico meta-analysis in a human breast cancer dataset suggests that proinflammatory activation in the mammary glands of these mice reflects a general pattern of human breast cancer.

PMID:
17705881
PMCID:
PMC2206718
DOI:
10.1186/bcr1745
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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