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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The new gel works by temporarily stopping the cell division in the hair follicles, making them "invisible" to the chemotherapy drugs.
Once hair follicles are gone, they are not replaced.
After about 20 days, the skin organoids sprouted hair follicles.
Meanwhile, Professor Choi clarified that their findings were different from existing studies like MSD's Propecia (finasteride), which simply slows down hair loss and cannot be applied to subjects with no hair follicles left.
Expression of the six type II members in the hair follicle and the combined catalog of human type I and II keratins.
Because no existing treatment not even surgical autografting can increase the number of hair follicles, any viable method of regenerating hair follicles has great potential to succeed where other methods fail.
Interestingly, the hair follicle stem cells can also be used for cell based clinical needs, especially in vitiligo.
Ultraviolet radiation induces oxidative stress in hair follicle stem cells that reduces their vitality and activity, in turn diminishing the health and longevity of the eyelashes.
In experiments with mouse and human hair follicles, Angela M.
In particular, the protein that activated hair follicle growth was shown to also inhibit fat production.
All of them showed abortive/immature hair follicles characterized by cords of undifferentiated basaloid cells resembling the embryonic stages of hair follicle.
Saw palmetto is scientifically proven to be an effective inhibitor of the enzyme (5-alpha reductase), which produces dihydrotestostemne (DHT) within the hair follicle.