Morphological characteristics of cells derived from plucked human hair in vitro

  title={Morphological characteristics of cells derived from plucked human hair in vitro},
  author={John Wells and Vivien K. Sieber},
  journal={British Journal of Dermatology},
Cells of various morphologies have been cultured from plucked hairs in vitro. These include keratinocytes, large polygonal cells, large and small spindle‐shaped cells and endothelial cells. 

In vitro culture of chick down feather bulbi: A tool to obtain proliferating and differentiating keratinocytes in an organotypic structure

Morphological analysis and3H-thymidine incorporation measurements prove that the majority of cells are viable epithelial cells in chick down feather bulbi.

Culture of hair matrix and follicular keratinocytes.

In Vitro Culturing and Harvesting of Human Plucked Hair Follicles

It is proposed that plucked human hairs are a cheap source to treat male baldness and in vitro culturing of hair follicle cells is the potential method to apply the cultured cells back into the balding scalp.

Electron microscopic study of cultured cells from the murine hair tissues: cell growth and differentiation

Electro microscopic study of cultured hair cells from 4-day-old C3H mice reveals that immature cells obtained from mouse hair tissues proliferate in vitro and differentiate into several subpopulations corresponding to those of in vivo cell layers of hair tissues.

Epidermal growth factor and fibroblast growth factor accelerate proliferation of human hair bulb papilla cells and root sheath tibroblasts cultured in vitro

The effect of epidermal growth factor (EGF) and fibroblast growthFactor (FGF) on human hair bulb papilla cells and root sheath fibroblasts grown in vitro is studied.

Organ culture of human scalp hair follicles: effect of testosterone and oestrogen on hair growth

The minimum effective doses of both hormones to suppress hair growth were around 5 ng/ml, which corresponds well to the normal plasma level of testosterone in adult males in vivo, suggesting that scalp hair growth may be critically controlled by testosterone inAdult males.

Cultivation of Human Hair Follicle Cells

A wide variety of endogenous and environmental factors influence the periodic life cycle of human hair and the role of nutritional factors such as vitamins, proteins, minerals, and also light, temperature, and several hormones, including the androgens was studied.



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This note describes how the epithelium associated with plucked hairs may be cultured in vitro.

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Nonstochastic effects of different energy beta emitters on pig skin.

An area effect was observed in the epithelial response to 90Sr irradiation and it is suggested that the area effects could be explained by different modes of epithelial repopulation after irradiation.

Changes in the DNA labelling index after beta irradiation of the mouse epidermis.

Between days 10 and 20 the major source of repopulation is probably derived from local migration and proliferation of surviving hair follicle basal cells within the irradiated field, and this is primarily due to cell proliferation and migration from the unirradiated margins of the field.

A method for culturing human hair follicle cells

For the first time a method for culturing human hair follicle cells is described, using the bovine eye lens capsule as the substrate for the cultures.

irradiation of the mouse epidermis

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Non-stochastic effects of different energy beta

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Plucked hairs as cytogenetic monitors of exposure m radiation or mutagenic chemicals

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