Cortical cell types and intermediate filament arrangements correlate with fiber curvature in Japanese human hair.

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Naturally straight and curved human scalp hairs were examined using fluorescence and electron microscopy techniques to determine morphological and ultrastructural features contributing to single fiber curvature. The study excluded cuticle and medulla, which lack known bilateral structural asymmetry and therefore potential to form curved fibers. The cortex… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jsb.2008.12.006

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@article{Bryson2009CorticalCT, title={Cortical cell types and intermediate filament arrangements correlate with fiber curvature in Japanese human hair.}, author={Warren G Bryson and Duane P Harland and Jonathan Caldwell and James A Vernon and Richard J Walls and Joy L Woods and Shinobu Nagase and Takashi Itou and Kenzo J Koike}, journal={Journal of structural biology}, year={2009}, volume={166 1}, pages={46-58} }