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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817806/specialized-mechanosensory-nociceptors-mediating-rapid-responses-to-hair-pull
#1
Nima Ghitani, Arnab Barik, Marcin Szczot, James H Thompson, Chia Li, Claire E Le Pichon, Michael J Krashes, Alexander T Chesler
The somatosensory system provides animals with the ability to detect, distinguish, and respond to diverse thermal, mechanical, and irritating stimuli. While there has been progress in defining classes of neurons underlying temperature sensation and gentle touch, less is known about the neurons specific for mechanical pain. Here, we use in vivo functional imaging to identify a class of cutaneous sensory neurons that are selectively activated by high-threshold mechanical stimulation (HTMRs). We show that their optogenetic excitation evokes rapid protective and avoidance behaviors...
August 16, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815175/platelet-rich-plasma-an-elixir-for-treatment-of-alopecia-personal-experience-on-117-patients-with-review-of-literature
#2
REVIEW
Suruchi Garg, Shweta Manchanda
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has emerged as a new treatment modality in regenerative plastic surgery and dermatology. PRP is a simple, cost-effective and feasible treatment option with high patient satisfaction for hair loss and can be regarded as a valuable adjuvant treatment modality for androgenic alopecia and other types of non-scarring alopecias. Authors have proposed a hair model termed "Golden anchorage with 'molecular locking' of ectodermal and mesenchymal components for survival and integrity of hair follicle (HF)" in this article...
2017: Stem Cell Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815010/development-and-characterisation-of-a-low-concentration-sodium-dodecyl-sulphate-decellularised-porcine-dermis
#3
Jack A Helliwell, Daniel S Thomas, Vaia Papathanasiou, Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam, Amisha Desai, Louise M Jennings, Paul Rooney, John N Kearney, Eileen Ingham
The aim of this study was to adapt a proprietary decellularisation process for human dermis for use with porcine skin. Porcine skin was subject to: sodium chloride (1 M) to detach the epidermis, trypsin paste to remove hair follicles, peracetic acid (0.1% v/v) disinfection, washed in hypotonic buffer and 0.1% (w/v) sodium dodecyl sulphate in the presence of proteinase inhibitors followed by nuclease treatment. Cellular porcine skin, decellularised porcine and human dermis were compared using histology, immunohistochemistry, GSL-1 lectin (alpha-gal epitope) staining, biochemical assays, uniaxial tensile and in vitro cytotoxicity tests...
January 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812580/lactate-dehydrogenase-activity-drives-hair-follicle-stem-cell-activation
#4
Aimee Flores, John Schell, Abigail S Krall, David Jelinek, Matilde Miranda, Melina Grigorian, Daniel Braas, Andrew C White, Jessica L Zhou, Nicholas A Graham, Thomas Graeber, Pankaj Seth, Denis Evseenko, Hilary A Coller, Jared Rutter, Heather R Christofk, William E Lowry
Although normally dormant, hair follicle stem cells (HFSCs) quickly become activated to divide during a new hair cycle. The quiescence of HFSCs is known to be regulated by a number of intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms. Here we provide several lines of evidence to demonstrate that HFSCs utilize glycolytic metabolism and produce significantly more lactate than other cells in the epidermis. Furthermore, lactate generation appears to be critical for the activation of HFSCs as deletion of lactate dehydrogenase (Ldha) prevented their activation...
August 14, 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810552/anti-cxcl4-monoclonal-antibody-accelerates-telogen-to-anagen-transition-and-attenuates-apoptosis-of-the-hair-follicle-in-mice
#5
Wen Guan, Xiaolan Yu, Jingjing Li, Qing Deng, Yang Zhang, Jing Gao, Peng Xia, Yunsheng Yuan, Jin Gao, Liang Zhou, Wei Han, Yan Yu
Although hair loss or alopecia is a common disease, its exact mechanisms are not yet well understood. The present study investigated the hypothesis that the homeostatic regulation of genes during hair regeneration may participate in hair loss, based on the cyclicity of hair growth. A cluster of such genes was identified by an expression gene-array from the dorsal skin in a depilated mouse model, and CXCL4 was identified as a significantly regulated gene during the hair regeneration process. To elucidate the function of CXCL4 in hair growth, CXCL4 activity was blocked by the administration of an anti-CXCL4 monoclonal antibody (mAb)...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809777/pigmented-epithelioid-melanocytoma-pem-animal-type-melanoma-atm-quest-for-an-origin-report-of-one-unusual-case-indicating-follicular-origin-and-another-arising-in-an-intradermal-nevus
#6
Ashley Tarasen, J Andrew Carlson, M Kathryn Leonard, Glenn Merlino, David Kaetzel, Andrzej T Slominski
Pigmented epithelioid melanocytoma (PEM) is a tumor encompassing epithelioid blue nevus of Carney complex (EBN of CNC) and was previously termed animal-type melanoma. Histologically PEMs are heavily pigmented spindled and epithelioid dermal melanocytic tumors with infiltrative borders, however, their origin remains unclear. Stem cells for the epidermis and hair follicle are located in the bulge area of the hair follicle with the potential to differentiate into multiple lineages. Multiple cutaneous carcinomas, including follicular cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (FSCC), are thought to arise from stem cells in the follicular bulge...
August 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809030/the-feather-model-for-chemo-and-radiation-therapy-induced-tissue-damage
#7
Zhicao Yue, Benhua Xu
Chemo- and radiation therapy are the main modalities for cancer treatment. A major limiting factor is their toxicity to normal tissue, thus reducing the dose and duration of the therapy. The hair follicle, gastrointestinal tract, and hematopoietic system are among the target organs that often show side effects in cancer therapy . Although these organs are highly mitotic in common, the molecular mechanism of the damage remains unclear. The feather follicle is a fast-growing mini-organ, which allows observation and manipulation on each follicle individually...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805452/birt-hogg-dube-syndrome-with-a-novel-mutation-in-the-flcn-gene
#8
Gulsum Kayhan, Nilgun Yılmaz Demirci, Haluk Turktas, Mehmet Ali Ergun
BACKGROUND: Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome (BHDS) is an autosomal dominant disease characterized by hair follicle hamartomas, kidney tumors, and spontaneous pneumothorax; its cause is a heterozygous mutation in the FLCN gene. Colorectal polyps and carcinoma have also been reported in BHDS. FLCN mutations can be detected in patients with isolated primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP), so PSP may present as part of BHDS. The aim of this report is to enhance awareness that patients presenting with spontaneous PSP should be evaluated for FLCN mutations...
August 14, 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803863/epidermal-e-cadherin-dependent-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-is-phytochemical-inducible-and-accelerates-anagen-hair-cycling
#9
Noha S Ahmed, Subhadip Ghatak, Mohamed S El Masry, Surya C Gnyawali, Sashwati Roy, Mohamed Amer, Helen Everts, Chandan K Sen, Savita Khanna
Unlike the epidermis, which regenerates continually, hair follicles anchored in the subcutis periodically regenerate by spontaneous repetitive cycles of growth (anagen), degeneration (catagen), and rest (telogen). The loss of hair follicles in response to injuries or pathologies such as alopecia endangers certain inherent functions of the skin. Thus, it is of interest to understand mechanisms underlying follicular regeneration in adults. In this work, a phytochemical rich in the natural vitamin E tocotrienol (TRF) served as a productive tool to unveil a novel epidermal pathway of hair follicular regeneration...
July 20, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801732/evaluation-of-the-relationship-between-alopecia-areata-and-viral-antigen-exposure
#10
Christopher T Richardson, Matthew S Hayden, Elaine S Gilmore, Brian Poligone
BACKGROUND: Alopecia areata (AA) is an autoimmune disease characterized by non-scarring alopecia with T-cell infiltration at the affected hair follicle. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to study the potential link between hepatitis B virus (HBV) antigen exposure and AA. METHODS: Two pediatric patients with AA following hepatitis B vaccination were identified in a general dermatology clinic. A bioinformatics analysis and an electronic medical record (EMR) database query were performed at the University of Rochester Medical Center to identify patients with AA, coexisting viral infections, vaccinations, or interferon (IFN) therapy in order to determine if the presence of AA and these conditions was higher than in AA patients without these associated conditions or therapy...
August 11, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794553/vitamin-d-level-in-alopecia-areata
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Yasmeen Jabeen Bhat, Insha Latif, Rauf Malik, Iffat Hassan, Gousia Sheikh, Kouser Sideeq Lone, Sabiya Majeed, Peerzada Sajad
BACKGROUND: Alopecia areata (AA) is an immune-mediated disease in which autoantigens play an important part in activating T-lymphocytes. Vitamin D has been associated with various autoimmune diseases, and Vitamin D receptors are strongly expressed in hair follicles and their expression in keratinocytes is necessary for the maintenance of the normal hair cycle. AIM: The aim of this study was to find the association between Vitamin D level and AA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a hospital-based cross-sectional study in which 50 patients with clinically and trichoscopically diagnosed AA cases, and 35 healthy age- and sex-matched controls were studied in summer months...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791947/regional-differences
#12
Zhou Yu, Ting Chen
The skin is a complex landscape containing regions in which hair follicles exhibit different types of behavior.
August 9, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791605/laser-and-light-treatments-for-hair-reduction-in-fitzpatrick-skin-types-iv-vi-a-comprehensive-review-of-the-literature
#13
REVIEW
Rachel A Fayne, Marina Perper, Ariel E Eber, Adam S Aldahan, Keyvan Nouri
Unwanted facial and body hair presents as a common finding in many patients, such as females with hirsutism. With advances in laser and light technology, a clinically significant reduction in hair can be achieved in patients with light skin. However, in patients with darker skin, Fitzpatrick skin types (FST) IV-VI, the higher melanin content of the skin interferes with the proposed mechanism of laser-induced selective photothermolysis, which is to target the melanin in the hair follicle to cause permanent destruction of hair bulge stem cells...
August 8, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765044/hairless-controls-hair-fate-decision-via-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
#14
Kuicheng Zhu, Cunshuan Xu, Mengduan Liu, Jintao Zhang
The hairless (Hr) gene plays a central role in the hair cycle, considering that mutations in the gene result in hair loss with the exception of a few vibrissae after the first hair growth cycle in both mice and humans. This study examinedthe uncommon phenotype and using microarray analyses and functional studies, we found that β-catenin was mediated by Hr. Progenitor keratinocytes from the bulge region differentiate into both epidermis and sebaceous glands, and fail to adopt the hair keratinocytes fate in the mutant scalp, due to the decreased Wnt/β-catenin signaling in the absence of the hairless protein...
July 29, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761261/presence-of-mast-cells-and-mast-cell-degranulation-in-scalp-biopsies-of-telogen-effluvium
#15
Shane A Grace, Angela M Sutton, Nina Abraham, Eric S Armbrecht, Claudia I Vidal
BACKGROUND: Telogen effluvium (TE) is a type of acquired, diffuse alopecia that occurs due to an abnormal shift of scalp hair follicles from anagen to telogen, leading to premature shedding of hair. Previous studies have suggested the existence of a neuroimmunologic "brain-hair follicle" axis, in which mast cells have been implicated as an important link between the nervous system and immunologic system. OBJECTIVE: The current study sought to investigate the role of mast cell presence and mast cell degranulation in the pathogenesis of TE...
January 2017: International Journal of Trichology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757064/synthesis-and-anti-tumor-evaluation-of-panaxadiol-halogen-derivatives
#16
Shengnan Xiao, Shuai Chen, Yuanyuan Sun, Wuxi Zhou, Huri Piao, Yuqing Zhao
In the current work, 13 novel panaxadiol (PD) derivatives were synthesized by reacting with chloroacetyl chloride and bromoacetyl bromide. Their in vitro antitumor activities were evaluated on three human tumor cell lines (HCT-116, BGC-823, SW-480) and three normal cells (human gastric epithelial cell line-GES-1, hair follicle dermal papilla cell line-HHDPC and rat myocardial cell line-H9C2) by MTT assay. Compared with PD, the results demonstrated that compound 1e, 2d, 2e showed significant anti-tumor activity against three tumor cell lines, the IC50 value of compound 2d against HCT-116 was the lowest (3...
June 24, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757039/genomic-characterisation-of-felis-catus-papillomavirus-type-5-with-proposed-classification-within-a-new-papillomavirus-genus
#17
John S Munday, Keren E Dittmer, Neroli A Thomson, Simon F Hills, Rebecca E Laurie
Four Felis catus papillomavirus (FcaPV) types have been fully sequenced from domestic cats. Of these, FcaPV-2 and -3 are thought to cause feline viral plaques and Bowenoid in situ carcinomas. Two short sequences of DNA from a previously unreported PV type were amplified from a feline viral plaque using consensus PCR primers. DNA was then extracted from a swab of the lesion and two sets of 'outward facing' primers were designed using the short sequences to amplify the entire 7600bp genome of the novel PV. The PV was designated FcaPV-5 and contained putative coding regions that were predicted to produce five early proteins and two late ones...
August 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755004/a-simple-method-using-ex-vivo-culture-of-hair-follicle-tissue-to-investigate-intrinsic-circadian-characteristics-in-humans
#18
Ai Yamaguchi, Ritsuko Matsumura, Takashi Matsuzaki, Wataru Nakamura, Koichi Node, Makoto Akashi
Almost all organisms maintain a circadian clock from birth to death to synchronize their own physiology and behavior with the earth's rotation. Because the in vivo evaluation of human circadian characteristics is labor-intensive, in vitro or ex vivo approaches could provide advantages. In this study, to enable the simple and non-invasive evaluation of autonomous circadian oscillation, we established a method for monitoring clock gene expression by performing ex vivo culture of whole hair root tissue. This method is extremely simple and imposes little burden on subjects...
July 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754339/interleukin-1-receptor-knockout-mice-develop-epidermal-cysts-and-show-an-altered-innate-immune-response-following-exposure-to-ultraviolet-b-radiation
#19
Nikhil N Kulkarni, Christopher A Adase, Ling-Juan Zhang, Andrew W Borkowski, Fengwu Li, James A Sanford, Daniel J Coleman, Carlos Aguilera, Arup K Indra, Richard L Gallo
In this study, we observed that mice lacking the interleukin 1 receptor (IL1r(-/-)), or deficient in interleukin 1-beta (IL1-β), developed multiple epidermal cysts after chronic ultraviolet B (UVB) exposure. Cysts that developed in IL1r(-/-) mice were characterized by the presence of the hair follicle marker Sox 9, keratins (K10 and K14) and normal melanocyte distribution and retinoid X receptor α (RXR α) expression. The increased incidence of cysts in IL1r(-/-) mice was associated with less skin inflammation as characterized by decreased recruitment of macrophages, and their skin also maintained epidermal barrier function compared to wild-type mice...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749726/the-patch-assay-reconstitutes-mature-hair-follicles-by-culture-expanded-human-cells
#20
Qun Zhang, Tingjian Zu, Qian Zhou, Jie Wen, Xue Leng, Xunwei Wu
AIM: We tested whether the a simple injection known as the patch assay could reconstitute mature hair follicles by culture-expanded human cells and explored whether the assay could reflect the trichogenicity of cultured cells. MATERIALS & METHODS: Dissociated culture-expanded fetal or adult scalp dermal cells combined with foreskin keratinocytes were subcutaneously injected into the back skin of immunosuppressive mice to form the patch skin. The patches were collected and characterized and were analyzed for hair formation efficiency...
July 27, 2017: Regenerative Medicine
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