The Immunology and Molecular Biology of Breast Cancer
Though often overlooked, the breast functions as part of the immune system. Normal breast tissue contains not only glandular epithelial cells, adipocytes and blood vessels, but also lymphocytes. There are cells of immune origin present within the breast at all times which continuously release IgA . Additionally, immunoglobulin and possibly T-cell immunity is passed from mother to infant during the time of lactation .
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