Structural optimization of pep7, a small peptide extracted from epimorphin, for effective induction of hair follicle anagen.

@article{Hirai2005StructuralOO,
  title={Structural optimization of pep7, a small peptide extracted from epimorphin, for effective induction of hair follicle anagen.},
  author={Yohei Hirai and Kyoko Takebe and Kiichiro Nakajima},
  journal={Experimental dermatology},
  year={2005},
  volume={14 9},
  pages={692-9}
}
Epimorphin is representative of a unique class of stromal membrane-anchored proteins that plays distinct functions depending on its membrane topology. When exposed extracellularly, this molecule acts as a morphoregulator for various tissues including hair follicle epithelia. Previous study identified its functional domain (the pep7 domain: SIEQSCDQDE) for… CONTINUE READING