hair follicle


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hair follicle

[′her ‚fäl·ə·kəl]
(anatomy)
An epithelial ingrowth of the dermis that surrounds a hair.
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All product candidates are based on RepliCel's innovative technology utilizing cell populations isolated from a patient's healthy hair follicles.
The study raises the possibility that drugs known as JAK inhibitors could be used to restore hair growth in multiple forms of hair loss such as that induced by male pattern baldness, and additional types that occur when hair follicles are trapped in a resting state.
SKPs derive from hair follicle precursors and exhibit properties of adult dermal stem cells.
In the report, it says that hair follicles were taken from Euzal's chest and lower abdomen on his right-hand side, which were mixed with mud and other tissues, but there is a note saying "not examined" for these hair follicles.
The exact mechanism of action is unknown, but it is thought to work by improving circulation around the hair follicle or binding to the DHT receptors in the hair bulb.
Topical application of Polygonum multiflorum extract induces hair growth of resting hair follicles through upregulating Shh and [beta]-catenin expression in C57BL/6 mice.
Researchers found that a mutated gene, APCDD1, causes hair follicles to shrink.
The oral drug Finasteride (brand name Propecia)works by blocking the action of DHT and hence preventing shrinkage of the hair follicles.
Acne is caused by hair follicles in the skin becoming clogged with sebum.
Dermal papilla cells (DPCs), a group of specialized fibroblasts within the hair follicle bulb, have an essential function in the control of hair growth not only in the normal hair cycle but also in the pathogenesis of certain conditions, for example in androgenetic alopecia (Inui et al.
It is generally considered that the binding of TGF-beta 1 receptors induces apoptosis of hair follicle cells and triggers hair loss.
Health, moisture and nutrients are brought to the bottom of each hair follicle to stimulate hair growth.