Can the hair follicle become a model for studying selected aspects of human ocular immune privilege?

@article{Kinori2011CanTH,
  title={Can the hair follicle become a model for studying selected aspects of human ocular immune privilege?},
  author={Michael Kinori and Jennifer Elisabeth Kloepper and Ralf Paus},
  journal={Investigative ophthalmology & visual science},
  year={2011},
  volume={52 7},
  pages={4447-58}
}
Immune privilege (IP) is important in maintaining ocular health. Understanding the mechanism underlying this dynamic state would assist in treating inflammatory eye diseases. Despite substantial progress in defining eye IP mechanisms, because of the scarcity of human ocular tissue for research purposes, most of what we know about ocular IP is based on rodent models (of unclear relevance to human eye immunology) and on cultured human eye-derived cells that cannot faithfully mirror the complex… CONTINUE READING