Microencapsulated human hair dermal papilla cells: a substitute for dermal papilla?

  title={Microencapsulated human hair dermal papilla cells: a substitute for dermal papilla?},
  author={Changmin Lin and Y. Li and Ying-chang Ji and Huang Keng and Xiang-na Cai and Jin-kun Zhang},
  journal={Archives of Dermatological Research},
Dermal papillae (DP) play a pivotal role in hair formation, growth and cycling. However, the number of DP is limited. In this study, we report the production of “reconstructed DP” by enclosing DP cells within an alginate–polylysine–alginate (APA) semipermeable membrane. MTT assay and electron microscopy showed that the microencapsulated dermal papilla cells retained normal activity. The microcapsules were implanted into rat footpads, which lack follicles and sebaceous glands, to assess their… 
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