Triennial lactation symposium/bolfa: Dietary regulation of allometric ductal growth in the mammary glands

G. E. Berryhil, J. F. Trott, A. L. Derpinghaus, R. C. Hovey

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Abstract

Although mammary gland growth and development in females is a lifelong process, it builds on isometric and allometric phases of mammary growth to establish a complex ductal network before and during puberty. Only then can other phases of branching and alveologenesis, differentiation, lactation, and involution proceed. Although the ductal network of various species differs in its histomorphology, all glands undergo a common phase of allometric growth when the mammary ducts penetrate into the supporting stromal microenvironment. Perhaps not surprisingly, different aspects of diet and nutrition can influence this allometric growth, either directly or indirectly. In this review, we outline some of the fundamental aspects of how allometric ductal growth in the mammary glands of various species is influenced by diet and nutrition and identify opportunities and questions for future investigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5664-5674
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Animal Science
Volume95
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017

Keywords

  • Allometric
  • Conjugated linoleic acid
  • Terminal end bud

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Genetics

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