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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043488/hair-analysis-does-not-allow-to-discriminate-between-acute-and-chronic-administrations-of-a-drug-in-young-children
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Jean Claude Alvarez, Laetitia Lasne, Isabelle Etting, Gérard Chéron, Véronique Abadie, Nicolas Fabresse, Islam Amine Larabi
There are many differences between the hair from children and that of adult subjects, the hair being thinner, more porous with a different growth rate from the usual 1 cm/month observed in adults. In order to determine whether hair analysis could discriminate between chronic use and acute administration of a drug in children like in adults, we analyzed hair from 18 children aged between 1 day and 15 years in whom the administration of different drugs was known (single therapeutic administration or acute intoxication)...
October 18, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024924/assessing-heteroplasmic-variant-drift-in-the-mtdna-control-region-of-human-hairs-using-an-mps-approach
#2
Jamie M Gallimore, Jennifer A McElhoe, Mitchell M Holland
Resolution of mitochondrial (mt) DNA heteroplasmy is possible when applying a massively parallel sequencing (MPS) approach. However, interpretation criteria for matching heteroplasmic sequences will need to be established that address a number of important topics, including the drift of variants in sample types such as human hair shafts. Prior to MPS analysis, we compared three different DNA extraction methods for hair using a custom mtDNA quantitative PCR (mtqPCR) assay, and found that a method involving bead capture significantly outperformed methods currently in place in forensic laboratories...
October 2, 2017: Forensic Science International. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019741/activation-of-mtorc1-signaling-is-required-for-timely-hair-follicle-regeneration-from-radiation-injury
#3
Wei-Hung Wang, Ting-Han Chien, Sabrina Mai-Yi Fan, Wen-Yen Huang, Shih-Fan Lai, June-Tai Wu, Sung-Jan Lin
Transit amplifying cells (TACs) are highly proliferative in nature and tend to be sensitive to ionizing radiation. Due to the abundance of TACs that support the elongation of hair shafts, growing hair follicles are highly sensitive to radiation injury. How hair follicles repair themselves after radiation injury is unclear. In this study, we observed that in 4 Gy irradiated mice, hair follicle dystrophy was induced with apoptosis-driven loss of hair matrix cells, which are the TACs that fuel hair growth. The dystrophy was repaired within 96 h without significant hair loss, indicating that a regenerative attempt successfully restored the TAC population to resume anagen growth...
October 11, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993934/successful-nuclear-dna-profiling-of-rootless-hair-shafts-a-novel-approach
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Kelly S Grisedale, Gina M Murphy, Hiromi Brown, Mark R Wilson, Sudhir K Sinha
Historically, rootless hair shaft samples submitted to a forensic laboratory for DNA analysis are reserved for mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis due to the presence of highly degraded as well as insufficient amounts of nuclear DNA. Although mtDNA has been very successful in obtaining results from rootless hair, this system has its limitations, namely, it is a lineage marker that cannot differentiate between maternally related genotypes. Given the high incidence of hairs as forensic evidence, there is a need for the use of a nuclear DNA test system capable of producing reliable results for hair shaft forensic evidence...
October 9, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960405/expression-of-connexin43-cx43-in-the-human-hair-follicle-emphasis-on-the-cx43-protein-levels-in-the-bulge-and-through-the-keratinization-process
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A Fernandez-Flores, A Varela-Vazquez, M D Mayan, E Fonseca
INTRODUCTION: Gap junctions form communication compartments between cells. These channels assemble from connexin (Cx) subunits. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the immunoexpression of Cx43 in adult human hair follicles. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cases were retrospectively obtained from our archives. RESULTS: We identified immunoexpression of Cx43 in the matrix, the papilla, the outer root sheath, the bulge, the medulla, the cortex, the shaft, and the secretory part of the sebaceous gland...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942365/nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-participates-in-mouse-hair-cycle-control-and-plays-distinct-roles-in-the-various-pelage-hair-follicle-types
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Karsten Krieger, Sarah E Millar, Nadine Mikuda, Inge Krahn, Jennifer E Kloepper, Marta Bertolini, Claus Scheidereit, Ralf Paus, Ruth Schmidt-Ullrich
The transcription factor NF-κB controls key features of hair follicle (HF) development, but the role of NF-κB in adult HF cycle regulation remains obscure. Using NF-κB reporter mouse models, strong NF-κB activity was detected in the secondary hair germ (SHG) of late telogen and early anagen HFs, suggesting a potential role for NF-κB in HF stem/progenitor cell activation during anagen induction. At mid-anagen, NF-κB activity was observed in the inner root sheath (IRS) and unilaterally clustered in the HF matrix, which indicates that NF-κB activity is also involved in hair fiber morphogenesis during HF cycling...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932066/plica-polonica-in-a-patient-on-chemotherapy-a-case-report-with-review-of-literature
#7
Savera Gupta, Ramesh Kumar, Anita Vijay, Suresh Kumar Jain
Plica polonica (plica neuropathica) is an uncommon entity characterized by irreversible twisting and matting of hair resulting in a hard impermeable mass of keratin. Although the exact mechanism is not fully understood, it has been attribute to longitudinal splitting or weathering of hair shaft due to vigorous friction and frequent use of harsh shampoos and harsh cleansers and/or due to keeping long hair with poor hair care or neglect, parasitic infection. We describe an unusual case of plica polonica occurring in a patient of lung adenocarcinoma on chemotherapy and review the literature...
July 2017: International Journal of Trichology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932065/blowing-bubbles-dermoscopy-of-bubble-hair
#8
Lauren N Albers, Alexander M Maley, Jamie B MacKelfresh
Exposing wet hair to high temperatures can create gas bubbles within the hair shaft, leading to brittle, dry hairs in a disorder known as bubble hair abnormality. We present a case of a 61-year-old woman who presented for hair breakage over her crown. She regularly dried her damp hair with a blow dryer. Dermoscopy revealed multiple bubbles within the hair shaft, and diagnosis of bubble hair abnormality was confirmed by light microscopy. Our unusual case highlights the ease of acquisition of this abnormality by means of a common hair dryer, and the utility of dermoscopy to make a fast and accurate diagnosis within the office...
July 2017: International Journal of Trichology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918778/-monilethrix-is-a-hereditary-hair-shaft-disorder
#9
Andreas Ole Kirkegaard, Regina C Betz, Anette Bygum
Monilethrix is a rare genodermatosis with high penetrance and variable expressivity. This is a case report of a Danish family with varying phenotypical presentations. The family members were diagnosed using dermatoscopy and microscopy, which were subsequently supported by gene sequence analysis. No cure of monilethrix exists, but a single case report shows promising results using low dosage of oral minoxidil. Reducing hair dressing trauma to diminish weathering remains the best prophylaxis.
September 11, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912581/secretory-phospholipase-a2-iia-overexpressing-mice-exhibit-cyclic-alopecia-mediated-through-aberrant-hair-shaft-differentiation-and-impaired-wound-healing-response
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Gopal L Chovatiya, Rahul M Sarate, Raghava R Sunkara, Nilesh P Gawas, Vineet Kala, Sanjeev K Waghmare
Secretory phospholipase A2 Group-IIA (sPLA2-IIA) is involved in lipid catabolism and growth promoting activity. sPLA2-IIA is deregulated in many pathological conditions including various cancers. Here, we have studied the role of sPLA2-IIA in the development of cyclic alopecia and wound healing response in relation to complete loss of hair follicle stem cells (HFSCs). Our data showed that overexpression of sPLA2-IIA in homozygous mice results in hyperproliferation and terminal epidermal differentiation followed by hair follicle cycle being halted at anagen like stage...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911317/generation-of-ips-derived-model-cells-for-analyses-of-hair-shaft-differentiation
#11
Takumi Kido, Tomoatsu Horigome, Minori Uda, Naoki Adachi, Yohei Hirai
Biological evaluation of hair growth/differentiation activity in vitro has been a formidable challenge, primarily due to the lack of relevant model cell systems. To solve this problem, we generated a stable model cell line in which successive differentiation via epidermal progenitors to hair components is easily inducible and traceable. Mouse induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell-derived cells were selected to stably express a tetracycline (Tet)-inducible bone morphogenic protein-4 (BMP4) expression cassette and a luciferase reporter driven by a hair-specific keratin 31 gene (krt31) promoter (Tet-BMP4-KRT31-Luc iPS)...
September 1, 2017: BioTechniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887865/plasma-rich-plasma-the-ultimate-secret-for-youthful-skin-elixir-and-hair-growth-triggering
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REVIEW
Ebtisam Elghblawi
The clinical application of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is based on the increase in the concentration of growth factors that are released from alpha-granule of the concentrated platelets and in the secretion of proteins which are able to capitalize on the healing process at the cellular level. It has been invented to restore the natural beauty by starting the natural rejuvenation process of the skin and aiming to make it function as a younger one and to keep the skin youthful and maintain it. Besides that, it is also emerged to include hairs as a new injectable procedure to enable stimulating hair growth locally and topically; preventing its fall; improving hair shaft, hair stem, and its caliber; increasing its shine, vitality, and pliability; and declining hair splitting and breakage...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875863/the-basic-mechanism-of-hair-growth-stimulation-by-adipose-derived-stem-cells-and-their-secretory-factors
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Chong-Hyun Won, Gyeong-Hun Park, Xunwei Wu, Thanh-Nga Tran, Ki-Young Park, Byung-Soon Park, Dong Young Kim, Ohsang Kwon, Kyu-Han Kim
Adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) are mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) within the stromal vascular fraction of subcutaneous adipose tissue. ADSCs secrete growth factors and other proteins, and have been used to regenerate skin with satisfactory results. ADSCs promote hair growth in vitro, ex vivo, and in vivo. The conditioned media of ADSCs (ADSC-CM) increases the proliferation rate of human follicular cells. ADSCs-derived proteins improve hair growth and protect human dermal papilla cells against cytotoxic injury caused by androgen and reactive oxygen species...
August 29, 2017: Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873102/black-adherence-nodules-on-the-scalp-hair-shaft
#14
Patrick M Kupiec, Audrey N Green, Katherine C Marks
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839391/adult-onset-hair-casts-nits-which-do-not-itch
#15
Archana Jagdish Lokhande, Amita Sutaria
Hair casts (HCs) are thin, elongated, firm, whitish cylindrical concretions which ensheath the hair shaft and can be easily dislodge. They are of two different types: peripilar and parakeratotic keratin cast. Due to its clinical resemblance to pediculosis capitis, the entity is also known as pseudonits. Al though not unusual, false diagnoses are common, and thus, it is very important to correctly differentiate it from other similar conditions. We report here a case of HC involving scalp as well as body hair in association with androgenetic alopecia in a 22-year-old male patient...
April 2017: International Journal of Trichology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839387/scanning-electron-microscopy-and-x-ray-microanalysis-of-reconstructive-hair-fibers
#16
Andrea Combalia, Albert Brugués, F Javier García-Veigas, Juan Ferrando
BACKGROUND: Reconstructive hair fibers are an innovative tool in cosmetic dermatology based on electrostatic adherent powder which bonds to the hair shaft and can disguise hair loss in men and women. AIM: This study aims to analyze and compare five different brands of organic hair fibers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A scanning electron microscope (SEM) was used to obtain amplified images of samples to study their shape and morphological structure...
April 2017: International Journal of Trichology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799530/scanning-electron-microscopy-study-of-hair-shaft-changes-related-to-hardness-of-water
#17
Lujain M Alahmmed, Ebtehal A Alibrahim, Abdullah F Alkhars, Mohammed N Almulhim, Sayed Ibrahim Ali, Feroze Kaliyadan
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Brittleness and breakage of hair is a common complaint in the geographical area of Saudi Arabia where we work. This area has a high level of hardness in normal tap water. We aimed to study and compare structural differences and relative deposition of calcium and magnesium salts on the hair shaft surface using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) between hair shaft samples from normal, healthy volunteers treated with hard and soft water. METHODS: Hair samples obtained from 20 healthy volunteers were divided into two groups...
August 9, 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771982/original-article-platelet-rich-plasma-with-microneedling-in-androgenetic-alopecia-along-with-dermoscopic-pre-and-post-treatment-evaluation
#18
Abhijeet Kumar Jha, Uday Kumar Udayan, Prasoon Kumar Roy, Amar Kant Jha Amar, R K P Chaudhary
BACKGROUND: Platelet-rich plasma has shown beneficial effects in the treatment of androgenic alopecia with its growth factor properties in accelerating the dermal papilla. Dermoscopy is a noninvasive method that allows the in vivo evaluation of microstructures not visible to the naked eye. OBJECTIVE: To ascertain the role of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) with microneedling, and to compare the pre- and post-treatment dermoscopic features in androgenetic alopecia. (AGA)...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761265/light-microscopy-and-polarized-microscopy-a-dermatological-tool-to-diagnose-gray-hair-syndromes
#19
P L Chandravathi, Hetal Deepak Karani, Sirisha Rani Siddaiahgari, Lokesh Lingappa
Gray hair syndromes are rare syndromes which have an autosomal recessive inheritance and are characterized by pigmentary dilution of skin and hair, defects in immunological function, and nervous system defects. They comprise three disorders namely Chediak-Higashi syndrome (CHS), Griscelli syndrome (GPS), and Elejalde syndrome. Clinically, it is difficult to distinguish these disorders as their clinical features may overlap. Hence, to make a correct diagnosis and differentiate between CHS and GPS light microscopic examination of skin and hair shafts as well as peripheral blood smear evaluations should be done...
January 2017: International Journal of Trichology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723343/%C3%AE-catenin-is-involved-in-oleanolic-acid-dependent-promotion-of-proliferation-in-human-hair-matrix-cells-in-an-in-vitro-organ-culture-model
#20
Ben Liu, Xianyan Chen, Huan Yi, Le Han, Bin Ji, Haiyan Chen, Wenjia Deng, Miaojian Wan
Oleanolic acid (OA), a pentacyclic triterpenoid compound which can be found in >1600 plants, has been shown to promote hair growth. To study the mechanisms of OA on hair growth, we investigated hair follicle (HF) growth on four different concentration OA using human hair follicle organ culture model. We found that HFs treated with 1 or 10μg/mL OA showed statistically enhanced elongation of the hair shaft and anagen-like stage. Moreover, higher positive rate of Ki-67, a matrix cellular marker of proliferation, was detected in the same groups treated with 1 or 10μg/mL than those treated with vehicle...
September 2017: Fitoterapia
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