Follicular dermal papilla structures by organization of epithelial and mesenchymal cells in interfacial polyelectrolyte complex fibers.

@article{Lim2013FollicularDP,
  title={Follicular dermal papilla structures by organization of epithelial and mesenchymal cells in interfacial polyelectrolyte complex fibers.},
  author={Tze Chiun Lim and Meng Fatt Leong and Hongfang Lu and Chan Du and Shujun Gao and Andrew C A Wan and Jackie Y. Ying},
  journal={Biomaterials},
  year={2013},
  volume={34 29},
  pages={7064-72}
}
The hair follicle is a regenerating organ that produces a new hair shaft during each growth cycle. Development and cycling of the hair follicle is governed by interactions between the epithelial and mesenchymal components. Therefore, development of an engineered 3D hair follicle would be useful for studying these interactions to identify strategies for treatment of hair loss. We have developed a technique suitable for assembly of different cell types in close proximity in fibrous hydrogel… CONTINUE READING