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Stroma of mammary gland #1151
I think there's an argument for discriminating between the concepts - connective tissue implies a more passive role in mammary gland biology than the stroma actually has - there's a fair amount of evidence documenting stromal-epithelial interactions, for example, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2941044/
Do we need to discriminate between the concepts at the level of the mammary gland? It sounds like we should stick with the existing ID, possibly relabel it, and make it clear in the definition that it is non-passive?
As far as discriminating the generic stroma class from connective tissue - interesting that you indicate stroma indicates a more active role. Our current def: "Connective, non-functional supportive framework of a biological cell, tissue, or organ. Contrast with parenchyma."
Yes that makes sense
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so are you ok with rolling mammary stroma and mammary connective tissue into one?
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