Epidermal stem cells arise from the hair follicle after wounding.

  title={Epidermal stem cells arise from the hair follicle after wounding.},
  author={Vered Levy and Catherine Lindon and Ying Zheng and Brian D Harfe and Bruce A. Morgan},
  journal={FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology},
  volume={21 7},
During normal development, the epidermis and hair follicle are distinct lineage compartments maintained by independent stem cell populations. Both epidermal and follicular keratinocytes are recruited to participate in epidermal repair in response to injury. However, it is generally thought that follicular cells contribute to the wound epidermis only transiently and are ultimately replaced by the progeny of stem cells derived from the original epidermal compartment prior to wounding. Here we use… CONTINUE READING