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Chang Hoon Seo, Mi Hee Kwack, Soo-Hong Lee, Moon Kyu Kim, Jung Chul Kim, Young Kwan Sung
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October 2016: Annals of Dermatology
Eleni Maniatopoulou, Stefanos Bonovas, Nikolaos Sitaras
BACKGROUND: There is evidence that glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) are present in the hair shaft within the follicle but there are no studies regarding GAGs isolation and measurement in the human hair shaft over the scalp surface, it means, in the free hair shaft. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our research was to isolate and measure the total GAGs from human free hair shaft. METHODS: Seventy-five healthy individuals participated in the study, 58 adults, men and women over the age of 50 and 17 children (aged 4~9)...
October 2016: Annals of Dermatology
Maíra N Pereira, Heidi L Schulte, Natane Duarte, Eliana M Lima, Livia L Sá-Barreto, Tais Gratieri, Guilherme M Gelfuso, Marcilio S S Cunha-Filho
Currently marketed minoxidil formulations present inconveniences that ranges from a grease hard aspect they leave on the hair to more serious adverse reactions as scalp dryness and irritation. In this paper we propose a novel approach for minoxidil sulphate (MXS) delivery based on a solid effervescent formulation. The aim was to investigate whether the particle mechanical movement triggered by effervescence would lead to higher follicle accumulation. Preformulation studies using thermal, spectroscopic and morphological analysis demonstrated the compatibility between effervescent salts and the drug...
October 13, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
María-Luisa Martínez, Eduardo Escario, Enrique Poblet, David Sánchez, Fernando-Francisco Buchón, Ander Izeta, Francisco Jimenez
BACKGROUND: A prominent role of hair follicle-derived cells in epidermal wound closure is now well established but clinical translation of basic research findings is scarce. Although skin punch grafts have been used as a therapeutic intervention to improve healing of chronic leg ulcers, they are normally harvested from nonhairy areas, thus not taking advantage of the reported role of the hair follicle as a wound-healing promoter. OBJECTIVE: We sought to substantiate the role of hair follicles in venous leg ulcer healing by transplanting hair follicle-containing versus nonhairy punch grafts...
November 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Alon Peled, Ofer Sarig, Liat Samuelov, Marta Bertolini, Limor Ziv, Daphna Weissglas-Volkov, Marina Eskin-Schwartz, Christopher A Adase, Natalia Malchin, Ron Bochner, Gilad Fainberg, Ilan Goldberg, Koji Sugawara, Avital Baniel, Daisuke Tsuruta, Chen Luxenburg, Noam Adir, Olivier Duverger, Maria Morasso, Stavit Shalev, Richard L Gallo, Noam Shomron, Ralf Paus, Eli Sprecher
Despite recent advances in our understanding of the pathogenesis of ectodermal dysplasias (EDs), the molecular basis of many of these disorders remains unknown. In the present study, we aimed at elucidating the genetic basis of a new form of ED featuring facial dysmorphism, scalp hypotrichosis and hypodontia. Using whole exome sequencing, we identified 2 frameshift and 2 missense mutations in TSPEAR segregating with the disease phenotype in 3 families. TSPEAR encodes the thrombospondin-type laminin G domain and EAR repeats (TSPEAR) protein, whose function is poorly understood...
October 2016: PLoS Genetics
Chen Tianzhi, Zhao Bingling, Liu Yu, Zhao Yuanyuan, Wang Haidong, Fan Ruiwen, Wang Pengchao, Dong Changsheng
G-protein coupled receptor143 (GPR143) plays an important role in melanogenesis. In this study, we investigated the expression pattern and localization of GPR143 in skin of sheep with different coat colors and explored the correlation between GPR143 gene and coat color. The mRNA level and protein level of GPR143 in skin of sheep with different coat colors were detected by qRT-PCR and immunoblotting separately while the localization of GPR143 in sheep skin was detected by immunofluorescence assay following optical density analysis...
July 20, 2016: Yi Chuan, Hereditas
Gopikrishnan Anjaneyan, Sindhura Manne, Vinitha Varghese Panicker, Malini Eapen
Eosinophilic pustular folliculitis or Ofuji's disease is a non-infectious eosinophilic infiltration of hair follicles, which usually presents with itchy papules and pustules in a circinate configuration. We report this case of an immunocompetent patient with erythematous papules and plaques without macropustules diagnosed as eosinophilic pustular folliculitis-a rarely reported entity outside Japan. He was successfully treated with oral dapsone.
September 2016: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
Chang Hoon Seo, Mi Hee Kwack, Moon Kyu Kim, Jung Chul Kim, Young Kwan Sung
Acquisition of potent human dermal papilla (DP) cells that can induce hair follicle neogenesis is an overarching concern and various approaches have been tried. In an attempt to solve the problem, we previously introduced the three-dimensional (3D) culture of human DP cells and observed de novo formation of hair follicles when conducting a patch hair reconstitution assay using 3D-cultured DP spheres with mouse epidermal cells. In this study, we have subsequently focused our attention on activin A, one of the notably up-regulated proteins in DP spheres compared with 2D-cultured DP cells...
October 10, 2016: Experimental Dermatology
Christos C Zouboulis, Mauro Picardo, Qiang Ju, Ichiro Kurokawa, Dániel Törőcsik, Tamás Bíró, Marlon R Schneider
The sebaceous gland is most commonly found in association with a hair follicle. Its traditional function is the holocrine production of sebum, a complex mixture of lipids, cell debris, and other rather poorly characterized substances. Due to the gland's central role in acne pathogenesis, early research had focused on its lipogenic activity. Less studied aspects of the sebaceous gland, such as stem cell biology, the regulation of cellular differentiation by transcription factors, the significance of specific lipid fractions, the endocrine and specially the neuroendocrine role of the sebaceous gland, and its contribution to the innate immunity, the detoxification of the skin, and skin aging have only recently attracted the attention of researchers from different disciplines...
October 11, 2016: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
Jakob Gebel, Laura M Luh, Daniel Coutandin, Christian Osterburg, Frank Löhr, Birgit Schäfer, Ann-Sophie Frombach, Manuela Sumyk, Lena Buchner, Tobias Krojer, Eidarus Salah, Sebastian Mathea, Peter Güntert, Stefan Knapp, Volker Dötsch
Members of the p53 tumor-suppressor family are expressed as multiple isoforms. Isoforms with an N-terminal transactivation domain are transcriptionally active, while those ones lacking this domain often inhibit the transcriptional activity of other family members. In squamous cell carcinomas, the high expression level of ΔNp63α inhibits the tumor-suppressor function of TAp73β. This can in principle be due to blocking of the promoter or by direct interaction between both proteins. p63 and p73 can hetero-oligomerize through their tetramerization domains and a hetero-tetramer consisting of two p63 and two p73 molecules is thermodynamically more stable than both homo-tetramers...
October 7, 2016: Cell Death and Differentiation
Kimihiko Sugaya, Tomohisa Hirobe, Yoshie Ishihara, Sonoe Inoue
To determine whether the effects of low-dose-rate gamma (γ) irradiation are identifiable in the regeneration of murine hair follicles, we irradiated whole bodies of C57BL/10JHir mice in the first telogen phase of the hair cycle with (137)Cs γ-rays. The mice were examined for effects on hair follicles, including number, morphology, and pigmentation in the second anagen phase. Effects of γ-radiation on melanocyte stem cells were also investigated by the indirect immunolabeling of tyrosinase-related protein 2 (TRP2)...
October 2016: Zoological Science
Thilo Oelert, Amos Gilhar, Ralf Paus
The hair follicle (HF) epithelium can present self-antigens to cognate CD8+ T cells. These cells express periodically during the hair cycle arising or age-related immunogenic proteins including HF-specific neo-antigens. We propose, that IFN-gamma derived from the respective antigen-specific T cells spotting the particular self-peptides may thereby significantly induce and alter self-antigen presentation ("induced-self"). This induction, at first, may silence T cells, including neo-epitope-specific T cells. As the thymus cannot significantly recapitulate neo-epitopes evolving in the periphery, we propose that peripheral tissue-specific induction of MHC molecules presenting exactly these neo-epitopes by self- MHC/peptide-reactive CD8+ T cells is a key element of self-tolerance...
October 7, 2016: Experimental Dermatology
Mathieu Veyrat, Benjamin Verillaud, Philippe Herman, Damien Bresson
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic endonasal approaches (EEA) are an alternative for removing challenging nasopharyngeal or skull base lesions. In some cases, a nasoseptal flap (NSF) is not always available and such complex procedures may lead to carotid arteries exposition and/or dura mater (DM) wide opening. Meticulous carotid coverage and DM reconstruction are crucial for preventing early and delayed complications. METHOD: We propose a step-by-step description of the pedicled temporoparietal fascia flap (TPFF) technique, with a focus on its pitfalls, advantages and limits...
October 7, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
Myungsoo Jun, Noo Ri Lee, Won-Soo Lee
Alopecia areata (AA) affects anagen hair follicles, resulting in non-scarring hair loss. Since introduced by Huang et al., superficial cryotherapy has been accepted as a considerable primary therapeutic modality for AA. The aim of this study was to objectively clarify the therapeutic efficacy and safety of superficial hypothermic cryotherapy for treatment of AA. Medical records of 353 patients from 1993 to 2014 were retrospectively analyzed. According to the response to the superficial cryotherapy, patients were categorized into four groups: "marked", "partial", "poor" and "no recovery"...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Dermatology
X Qiao, J H Wu, R B Wu, R Su, C Li, Y J Zhang, R J Wang, Y H Zhao, Y X Fan, W G Zhang, J Q Li
The mammalian hair follicle (HF) is a unique, highly regenerative organ with a distinct developmental cycle. Cashmere goat (Capra hircus) HFs can be divided into two categories based on structure and development time: primary and secondary follicles. To identify differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in the primary and secondary HFs of cashmere goats, the RNA sequencing of six individuals from Arbas, Inner Mongolia, was performed. A total of 617 DEGs were identified; 297 were upregulated while 320 were downregulated...
September 2, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
I S Haslam, L Jadkauskaite, Imre Lőrinc Szabó, S Staege, J Hesebeck-Brinckmann, G Jenkins, R Bhogal, F L Lim, N Farjo, B Farjo, T Bíró, M Schäfer, R Paus
The in situ control of redox insult in human organs is of major clinical relevance, yet remains incompletely understood. Activation of Nrf2, the "master regulator" of genes controlling cellular redox homeostasis, is advocated as a therapeutic strategy for diseases with severely impaired redox balance. It remains to be shown whether this strategy is effective in human organs, rather than isolated human cell types. We have therefore explored the role of Nrf2 in a uniquely accessible human (mini-) organ, human scalp hair follicles (HFs)...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Tingting Bai, Feilin Liu, Fei Zou, Guifang Zhao, Yixu Jiang, Li Liu, Jiahong Shi, Deshun Hao, Qi Zhang, Tong Zheng, Yingyao Zhang, Mingsheng Liu, Shilun Li, Liangchen Qi, Jin Yu Liu
The maintenance of highly proliferative capacity and full differentiation potential is a necessary step in the initiation of stem cell-based regenerative medicine. Our recent study showed that epidermal growth factor (EGF) significantly enhanced hair follicle-derived mesenchymal stem cells (HF-MSCs) proliferation whilemaintaining the multi-lineage differentiation potentials. However, the underlying mechanism remains unclear.Herein, we investigated the role of EGF in HF-MSC proliferation.HF-MSCs were isolated and cultured with or without EGF...
October 5, 2016: Stem Cells and Development
Chen Amy Chen, Valerie Carlberg, Daniela Kroshinsky
Alopecia areata (AA) involves the immune-related destruction of hair follicles, resulting in patches of complete hair loss, most often on the scalp. The topical sensitizer squaric acid dibutylester (SADBE) is a popular treatment option given its low side-effect profile, hair regrowth potential, and lack of cross-reactivity with other chemicals. We describe a unique case of a 6-year-old girl who developed angioedema after SADBE treatment for AA.
October 4, 2016: Pediatric Dermatology
Xiao-Yang Ji, Jian-Xun Wang, Bin Liu, Zhu-Qing Zheng, Shao-Yin Fu, Getinet Mekuriaw Tarekegn, Xue Bai, Yong-Sheng Bai, Heng Li, Wen-Guang Zhang
BACKGROUND: The fleece of cashmere goats contains two distinct populations of fibers, a short and fine non-medullated insulating cashmere fiber and a long and coarse medullated guard hair. The former is produced by secondary follicles (SFs) and the later by primary follicles (PFs). Evidence suggests that the induction of PFs and SFs may require different signaling pathways. The regulation of BMP2/4 signaling by noggin and Edar signaling via Downless genes are essential for the induction of SFs and PFs, respectively...
2016: PloS One
Ngo Bich Nga Nathalie Tran, Fanny Knorr, Wing Cheung Mak, Kwan Yee Cheung, Heike Richter, Martina Meinke, Jürgen Lademann, Alexa Patzelt
Hair follicle research is currently focused on the development of drug-loaded nanocarriers for the targeting of follicular structures in the treatment of skin and hair follicle-related disorders. In the present study, a dual-label nanocarrier system was implemented in which FITC-labeled BSA hydrogel nanocarriers loaded with the model drug and dye TRITC-dextran were applied topically to porcine ear skin. Follicular penetration and the distribution of both dyes corresponding to the nanocarriers and the model drug in the follicular ducts subsequent to administration to the skin were investigated using confocal laser scanning microscopy...
September 29, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
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