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Mammaglobin is a gene that encodes a 10-kilodalton glycoprotein.[1] In humans expression of the gene is limited to the adult mammary gland, a correlation between increased expression of the gene and breast cancer has been reported.[2][3]


  1. ^ Fleming TP, Watson MA (2000). "Mammaglobin, a breast-specific gene, and its utility as a marker for breast cancer". Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 923: 78–89. doi:10.1111/j.1749-6632.2000.tb05521.x. PMID 11193781. 
  2. ^ Watson MA, Fleming TP (February 1996). "Mammaglobin, a mammary-specific member of the uteroglobin gene family, is overexpressed in human breast cancer". Cancer Research. 56 (4): 860–5. PMID 8631025. 
  3. ^ Grünewald K, Haun M, Fiegl M, et al. (September 2002). "Mammaglobin expression in gynecologic malignancies and malignant effusions detected by nested reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction". Laboratory Investigation. 82 (9): 1147–53. doi:10.1097/01.lab.0000027840.16064.8a. PMID 12218075.