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J Mammary Gland Biol Neoplasia. 2009 Dec;14(4):397-400. doi: 10.1007/s10911-009-9158-0. Epub 2009 Nov 24.

Methods for collecting milk from mice.

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Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis, 2145 Meyer Hall, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA.

Abstract

Mouse models offer unique opportunities to study mammary gland biology and lactation. Phenotypes within the mammary glands, especially those caused by genetic modification, often arise during lactation, and their study requires the collection of adequate volumes of milk. We describe two approaches for collecting milk from lactating mice. Both methods are inexpensive, are easy to use in the laboratory or classroom, are non-invasive, and yield adequate volumes of milk for subsequent analyses.

PMID:
19936987
PMCID:
PMC2789213
DOI:
10.1007/s10911-009-9158-0
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