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Alexia Eyraud, Brigitte Milpied, Denis Thiolat, Anne-Sophie Darrigade, Katia Boniface, Alain Taïeb, Julien Seneschal
Folliculitis decalvans (FD) is a chronic inflammatory disease leading to scarring alopecia with poorly defined pathogenesis. The aim of this study was to investigate the expression of markers associated with the activation of innate immune signals, such as inflammasome (NALP1 and NALP3), interleukin (IL)-1β and IL-8 and type I interferon (MxA). A retrospective monocentric study was conducted and included 17 patients with FD with available biopsies. Disease activity (stable vs. active) was defined clinically and histologically...
March 15, 2018: Acta Dermato-venereologica
Nimantana He, Zhenguo Dong, Dapeng Tai, Hao Liang, Xudong Guo, Ming Cang, Dongjun Liu
In our previous work, we isolated Arbas Cashmere goat hair follicle stem cells (gHFSCs) and explored the pluripotency. In this study, we investigated the expression and putative role of Sox9 in the gHFSCs. Immunofluorescence staining showed that Sox9 is predominantly expressed in the bulge region of the Arbas Cashmere goat hair follicle, and also positively expressed in both nucleus and cytoplasm of the gHFSCs. When the cells were transfected using Sox9-shRNA, cell growth slowed down and the expression of related genes decreased significantly, cell cycle was abnormal, while the expression of terminal differentiation marker loricrin was markedly increased; cells lost the typical morphology of HFSCs; the mRNA and protein expression of gHFSCs markers and stem cell pluripotency associated factors were all significantly decreased; the expression of Wnt signaling pathway genes LEF1, TCF1,c-Myc were significantly changed...
March 14, 2018: Cytotechnology
Stephanie Donaldson, Theresa Canavan, Peter G Pavlidakey, Wendy C Cantrell, Boni E Elewski
Local adverse reactions to vaccination are typically mild and often quickly resolve. Vaccine adjuvants such as aluminum salts in combination with improper vaccination technique may result in severe local adverse reactions. As far as we know, there is only one prior case of frankly necrotic rapidly progressing vaccine site necrosis, which occurred in a pediatric patient.1 To our knowledge, this is the first adult case of vaccine site necrosis to be reported. The presumed etiology has been aluminum salt adjuvants and improper vaccination technique...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
Laercio R Porto-Neto, Derek M Bickhart, Antonio J Landaeta-Hernandez, Yuri T Utsunomiya, Melvin Pagan, Esbal Jimenez, Peter J Hansen, Serdal Dikmen, Steven G Schroeder, Eui-Soo Kim, Jiajie Sun, Edward Crespo, Norman Amati, John B Cole, Daniel J Null, Jose F Garcia, Antonio Reverter, William Barendse, Tad S Sonstegard
Evolutionary adaptations are occasionally convergent solutions to the same problem. A mutation contributing to a heat tolerance adaptation in Senepol cattle, a New World breed of mostly European descent, results in the distinct phenotype known as slick, where an animal has shorter hair and lower follicle density across its coat than wild type animals. The causal variant, located in the 11th exon of prolactin receptor , produces a frameshift that results in a truncated protein. However, this mutation does not explain all cases of slick coats found in criollo breeds...
2018: Frontiers in Genetics
Fang Yu, Gerald B Kasting
A three-dimensional diffusion model with either hexagonal or cylindrical symmetry has been constructed to simulate desorption profiles of hydrophilic chemicals from the topmost layer of human skin (the stratum corneum) as measured in ex vivo studies. The tissue is pierced by skin appendages - sweat glands and hair follicles - which in this particular scenario are considered to be perfect sinks. Desorption profiles of nine test permeants covering a wide range of lipophilicity were analyzed. By optimizing transverse and lateral diffusion coefficients to match these profiles, it was found that the lateral diffusivity values exceeded the transverse values by average factors ranging from 45 (hexagon model) to 71 (cylinder model)...
March 8, 2018: Mathematical Biosciences
Mei Jin, Junyan Zhang, Mingxing Chu, Jun Piao, Jing-Ai Piao, Fengqin Zhao
Objective: The study investigated the biological functions and mechanisms for controlling cashmere growth of Liaoning cashmere goat by OCIAD2 and DCN genes. Methods: cDNA library of Liaoning cashmere goat was constructed in early stages. OCIAD2 and DCN genes related to cashmere growth were identified by homology analysis comparison. The expression location of OCIAD2 and DCN genes in primary and secondary hair follicles was performed using in situ hybridization. The expression of OCIAD2 and DCN genes in primary and secondary hair follicles was performed using real-time PCR ...
March 2, 2018: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
Eva K B Pfannes, Lina Weiss, Sabrina Hadam, Jessica Gonnet, Béhazine Combardière, Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, Annika Vogt
The success of topically applied treatments on skin relies on the efficacy of skin penetration. In order to increase particle or product penetration, mild skin barrier disruption methods can be used. We previously described cyanoacrylate skin surface stripping as an efficient method to open hair follicles, enhance particle penetration, and activate Langerhans cells. We conducted ex vivo and in vivo measurements on human skin to characterize the biological effect and quantify barrier disruption-related inflammation on a molecular level...
March 7, 2018: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
Sewon Kim, Seung Keun Back, Heung Sik Na, Sun-Ho Kee
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a complex disease featuring pruritic skin inflammation. Many animal models have been developed. In a rat model, subcutaneous capsaicin injection within 48 hours after birth induces AD-like skin manifestations of dermatitis and scratching behavior 3 weeks after the injection. When 2-4-week-old rats were injected with capsaicin, the lag period was shortened and the severity of skin manifestations was significantly reduced, suggesting influences of postnatal development. Lgr6 is an epidermal stem cell marker that is normally restricted to the isthmus area of hair follicles at postnatal 2 weeks...
March 6, 2018: Experimental Dermatology
Kifayathullah Liakath-Ali, Valerie E Vancollie, Inês Sequeira, Christopher J Lelliott, Fiona M Watt
Myosins are molecular motors that are well known for their role in cell movement and contractile functions. Although extensively studied in muscle physiology, little is known about the function of myosins in mammalian skin. As part of the Sanger Institute Mouse Genetic Project, we have identified a role for Myo10 in pigmentation, with a phenotype unlike those of Myo5a or Myo7a. Adult mice homozygous for a disrupted Myo10 allele on a C57BL/6N background displayed a high degree of penetrance for white patches on their abdomen and dorsal surface...
March 6, 2018: Experimental Dermatology
Jeevitaa Kshersagar, Ravi Kshirsagar, Shashikant Desai, Raghvendra Bohara, Meghnad Joshi
Direct application of amnion has greater risk of immunological rejection and infection. Decellularization is an effective method to lower the risk of immune complications and infections. The bioreactor assembly with multiple cassettes was designed for decellurization of multiple amnions with different cell types simultaneously in single run. A detergent-based protocol was modified to remove all cellular components from amnion and diminish the DNA content to render it non-immunogenic. Amnion (n = 10) were treated with 2% sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS), 5% dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) and 2% sodium deoxycholeate (SD)...
March 5, 2018: Cell and Tissue Banking
Nongsak Chanasumon, Tueboon Sriphojanart, Poonkiat Suchonwanit
Eyebrows serve as a key feature of the face and have many roles, including cosmetic appearance and social communication. Eyebrow hypotrichosis, which refers to reduction or absence of the eyebrow hair, could be a major problem that leads to negative functional, psychological, and social consequences. Bimatoprost is an ophthalmic prostamide analog that is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of eyelash hypotrichosis. Its proposed mechanism is stimulation of the prostaglandin receptor in dermal papilla and melanocyte, thus leading to a prolonged anagen phase and increased melanogenesis...
2018: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
C W Huo, C Caputo, Y Y Wang
Background: Keratinous or epidermoid cysts (ECs) are encapsulated lesions lined by squamous cell epithelium. They comprise approximately 1% of intracranial lesions. Contrary to dermoid cysts, they lack dermal elements such as sebaceous or apocrine glands and hair follicles. The sellar region is the second most common intracranial site following the cerebellopontine angle. Here, we report a case of EC in a patient who complained of endocrine disturbances. We also performed a systematic review on previously published cases to analyze clinical and radiological characteristics and report the treatment outcomes of suprasellar ECs...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
Tianzhi Chen, Bingling Zhao, Yu Liu, Ruiwei Wang, Yujing Yang, Linpei Yang, Changsheng Dong
BACKGROUND: Although the impact of the microphthalamia-associated transcription factor (Mitf) signaling pathway on melanocytes progression has been extensively studied, the specific molecular mechanisms behind MITF-M-enhanced melanin production in melanocytes still need to be clarified. METHODS: In this study, we analyzed the levels of Mitf-M in skin tissues of different coat mice in order to further reveal the relationship between Mitf-M and skin pigmentation. To address the function of Mitf-M on melanogenesis, we have used an overexpression system and combined morphological and biochemical methods to investigate its localization in different coat color mice and pigmentation-related genes' expression in mouse melanocytes...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Dermatological Science
Nahyun Choi, Soyoung Shin, Sun U Song, Jong-Hyuk Sung
Minoxidil directly promotes hair growth via the stimulation of dermal papilla (DP) and epithelial cells. Alternatively, there is little evidence for indirect promotion of hair growth via stimulation of adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs). We investigated whether minoxidil stimulates ASCs and if increased growth factor secretion by ASCs facilitates minoxidil-induced hair growth. Telogen-to-anagen induction was examined in mice. Cultured DP cells and vibrissae hair follicle organ cultures were used to further examine the underlying mechanisms...
February 28, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Christina Wilms, Ioanna Krikki, Adelheid Hainzl, Sonja Kilo, Marius Alupei, Evgenia Makrantonaki, Maximilian Wagner, Carsten M Kroeger, Titus Josef Brinker, Martina Gatzka
Development and homeostasis of the epidermis are governed by a complex network of sequence-specific transcription factors and epigenetic modifiers cooperatively regulating the subtle balance of progenitor cell self-renewal and terminal differentiation. To investigate the role of histone H2A deubiquitinase 2A-DUB/Mysm1 in the skin, we systematically analyzed expression, developmental functions, and potential interactions of this epigenetic regulator using Mysm1-deficient mice and skin-derived epidermal cells...
February 28, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Leelavathy Budamakuntla, Eswari Loganathan, Sacchidananda A Sarvajnamurthy, H V Nataraj
Introduction and Objectives: The restoration of the epithelium after injury takes place by migration of epithelial cells adjoining a wound or by centrifugal migration from hair follicles. To evaluate the feasibility and potential healing capacity of scalp follicular unit grafts transplanted into the wound bed of chronic leg ulcers. Materials and Methods: Patients with chronic nonhealing ulcers of more than 6 weeks duration were selected for the study. Those with infected ulcers and uncontrolled diabetes were excluded from the study...
October 2017: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
Sarina Jain, Uday Khopkar, Jagdish Sakhiya
Basaloid follicular hamartoma (BFH) is a rare hamartoma of hair follicle. Clinical presentations may vary but are united by the same histopathological features in the form of folliculocentric basaloid or squamoid cell proliferation in the superficial dermis, which represents malformed and distorted hair follicles. It is important to recognize this entity as its simulant is basal cell carcinoma, a low-grade malignancy. Here, we report a case of localized unilateral BFH in a Blaschkoid distribution on the face of a 14-year-old female...
March 1, 2018: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Dietrich Doll, F Bosche, A Hauser, P Moersdorf, I Sinicina, J Grunwald, F Reckel, M M Luedi
PURPOSE: Hair in the pilonidal sinus is not growing within the sinus cavity, as hair follicles are not present there. Not few pilonidal patients do not have intergluteal hair, which is said to be the causative agent of folliculitis and pilonidal genesis. So, what is the real source of the hair forming the typical pilonidal hair nest? METHODS: A trifold approach was used: First, axial hair strength testing of pilonidal hair and body hair harvested from head, lower back (glabella sacralis), and cranial third of intergluteal fold...
February 28, 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
A J B Andersen, C Fuchs, M Ardigo, M Haedersdal, M Mogensen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Malassezia Folliculitis (MaF) is an inflammatory condition of hair follicles caused by Malassezia yeast. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) and reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) are imaging technologies enabling in vivo visualization of superficial skin layers. This study explores morphology of pustules in MaF imaged by OCT and RCM. METHODS: Patients with microscopically verified MaF were included in this case series. Morphology was evaluated qualitatively with RCM and OCT, focusing on shape, border and content of selected pustules...
February 27, 2018: Skin Research and Technology
Thaiene Avila Reis, Ana Elise Jaculi, Rubens da Costa Alves, Tais Gratieri, Ricardo Bentes Azevedo, Graziella Anselmo Joanitti, Guilherme Martins Gelfuso, Marcilio Cunha-Filho
Considering the feasibility of the aluminum phthalocyanine chloride (AlPcCl) application in the topical photodynamic therapy of cutaneous tumors and the lack of HPLC methods capable of supporting skin permeation experiments using this compound, the aim of this study was to obtain a simple and selective chromatographic method for AlPcCl determination in skin matrices. A HPLC-UV/Vis method was developed using a normal-phase column operating at 30°C, an isocratic mobile phase of methanol : phosphoric acid (0...
2018: Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry
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