Thymosin beta 4 induces hair growth via stem cell migration and differentiation.

  title={Thymosin beta 4 induces hair growth via stem cell migration and differentiation.},
  author={Deborah Philp and Sharleen St-Surin and Hee-Jae Cha and H Moon and Hynda K. Kleinman and Michael Elkin},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
Thymosin beta 4 is a small 43-amino-acid molecule that has multiple biological activities, including promotion of cell migration angiogenesis, cell survival, protease production, and wound healing. We have found that thymosin beta 4 promotes hair growth in various rat and mice models including a transgenic thymosin beta 4 overexpressing mouse. We have also determined the mechanism by which thymosin beta 4 acts to promote hair growth by examining its effects on follicle stem cell growth… CONTINUE READING
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