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Dermal papilla

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
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
Douglas H Mahn
Proper surgical techniques can permit treatment of multiple gingival recession defects without altering the visible gingival pigmentation. In this case report, a patient presented with multiple adjacent sites displaying gingival recession. Natural pigmentation was present in the interdental papillae and in the zone of keratinized gingiva. This patient wanted his natural pigmentation to be preserved. A modified tunnel technique was used to avoid traumatizing the pigmented tissues and allow placement of a large graft...
March 2018: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry
Anirut Hlosrichok, Somruethai Sumkhemthong, Boonchoo Sritularak, Pithi Chanvorachote, Chatchai Chaotham
Failure of current chemotherapeutic drugs leads to the recurrence of tumor pathology and mortality in lung cancer patients. This study aimed to evaluate the anticancer activity and related mechanisms of 4,5,4'-trihydroxy-3,3'-dimethoxybibenzyl (TDB), a bibenzyl extracted from Dendrobium ellipsophyllum Tang and Wang, in human lung cancer cells. Cytotoxicity of TDB (0-300 µM) in different types of human lung cancer cells (H460, H292 and H23) and human dermal papilla cells (DPCs) was evaluated via MTT viability assay...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Natural Medicines
Kwan Ho Jeong, Ji Hee Jung, Jung Eun Kim, Hoon Kang
Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) and prostaglandin D2 receptor 2 (DP2) is known to be an important factor in androgenetic alopecia (AGA). However, the effect of PGD2 in human dermal papilla cells (hDPCs) is not fully understood. The function of PGD2-induced expression of the androgen receptor (AR), DP2, and AKT (protein kinase B) signal were examined by using real time-PCR (qRT-PCR), western blot analysis, immunocytochemistry (ICC), and siRNA transfection system. PGD2 stimulated AR expression and AKT signaling through DP2...
February 12, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Alexandra Batani, Daciana Elena Brănișteanu, Mihaela Adriana Ilie, Daniel Boda, Simona Ianosi, Gabriel Ianosi, Constantin Caruntu
In vivo reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) is a modern, non-invasive imaging technique, which allows for real-time examination of the upper layers of the skin at a resolution similar to that of classic microscopy. In addition, it has the advantage of real-time evaluation of blood flow and dynamic monitoring of cutaneous changes while preserving tissue integrity. The present study reported on the in vivo RCM technique as an objective method for the noninvasive assessment of psoriasis vulgaris that is potentially applicable in clinical studies and in monitoring the evolution of lesions under treatment...
February 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Michael Bishara, Michael Jiaravuthisan, Miriam Weinstein
BACKGROUND: Angioma serpiginosum (AS) is a rare vascular abnormality consisting of proliferation and dilation of superficial blood vessels in the skin. AS typically presents in the first 2 decades of life and remains stable with time. CASE SUMMARY: We report the case of a 13-year-old female with an acquired, recurrent erythematous lesion with serpiginous borders on her left upper arm. Over several years, the lesion reappeared then disappeared 12 to 15 times. At one point, she developed a tender red nodule within the lesion; consequently, a biopsy was taken, revealing dilated telangiectatic vessels in the dermal papillae with mild, focal extravasation of erythrocytes...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
Haiying Guo, Yizhan Xing, Yiming Zhang, Long He, Fang Deng, Xiaogen Ma, Yuhong Li
Dermal papilla (DP) plays important roles in hair follicle regeneration. Long-term culture of mouse DP cells can provide enough cells for research and application of DP cells. We optimized the culture strategy for DP cells from three dimensions: stepwise dissection, collagen I coating, and optimized culture medium. Based on the optimized culture strategy, we immortalized primary DP cells with SV40 large T antigen, and established several immortalized DP cell strains. By comparing molecular expression and morphologic characteristics with primary DP cells, we found one cell strain named iDP6 was similar with primary DP cells...
2018: PeerJ
Agnieszka Kardynal, Małgorzata Olszewska, Nathalie de Carvalho, Irena Walecka, Giovanni Pellacani, Lidia Rudnicka
BACKGROUND: In vivo reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) plays an increasingly important role in differential diagnosis of melanoma. The aim of the study was to assess typical confocal features of thin (≤1mm according to Breslow index) versus thick (>1mm) melanomas. METHODS: 30 patients with histopathologically confirmed cutaneous melanoma were included in the study. Reflectance confocal microscopy was performed with Vivascope equipment prior to excision. Fifteen melanomas were thin (Breslow thickness ≤ 1mm) and 15 were thick melanomas (Breslow thickness >1mm)...
January 24, 2018: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
Mi Hee Kwack, Jung Min Yang, Gong Hee Won, Moon Kyu Kim, Jung Chul Kim, Young Kwan Sung
Dermal papilla (DP) regulates the growth and cycling of hair follicles. Cultured DP cells are useful for the study of their role in relation to hair growth and regeneration. However, cultivation of human DP cells is tedious and difficult. In addition, cultured DP cells possess a relatively short replicative life span, requiring immortalized human DP cell lines. We previously established an immortalized human DP cell line, SV40T-hTERT-DPC, by introducing human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) gene into the transformed cell line, SV40T-DPC...
January 10, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Aline L Bressan, Bruna L S Picciani, Luna Azulay-Abulafia, Anna K Fausto-Silva, Paula N Almeida, Karin S G Cunha, Eliane P Dias, Sueli Carneiro
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease. Pustular, erythrodermic, and extensive plaque psoriasis are responsible for systemic complications. Systemic capillary leak syndrome is the complication with greater progression to death and occurs due to vascular changes. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate vascular changes through the expression of CD34 and ICAM-1 in plaque, pustular, and erythrodermic psoriasis. METHODS: The sample consisted of seven patients with erythrodermic psoriasis, 24 with moderate-severe plaque psoriasis, 14 with mild plaque psoriasis and 13 with pustular psoriasis...
February 2018: International Journal of Dermatology
Christian F Guerrero-Juarez, Aliaksandr A Astrowski, Rabi Murad, Christina T Dang, Vera O Shatrova, Aksana Astrowskaja, Chae Ho Lim, Raul Ramos, Xiaojie Wang, Yuchen Liu, Hye-Lim Lee, Kim T Pham, Tsai-Ching Hsi, Ji Won Oh, Daniel Crocker, Ali Mortazavi, Mayumi Ito, Maksim V Plikus
Large excisional wounds in mice prominently regenerate new hair follicles (HFs) and fat, yet humans are deficient for this regenerative behavior. Currently, wound-induced regeneration remains a clinically desirable, but only partially understood phenomenon. We show that large excisional wounds in rats, across seven strains fail to regenerate new HFs. We compared wound transcriptomes between mice and rats at the time of scab detachment, which coincides with the onset of HF regeneration in mice. In both species, wound dermis and epidermis share core dermal and epidermal transcriptional programs respectively, yet prominent inter-species differences exist...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Soohwan Yum, Seongkeun Jeong, Dohoon Kim, Sunyoung Lee, Wooseong Kim, Jin-Wook Yoo, Jung-Ae Kim, Oh Sang Kwon, Dae-Duk Kim, Do Sik Min, Yunjin Jung
The topical application of minoxidil may achieve millimolar concentrations in the skin. We investigated whether millimolar minoxidil could induce vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a possible effector for minoxidil-mediated hair growth, and how it occurred at the molecular level. Cell-based experiments were performed to investigate a molecular mechanism underlying the millimolar minoxidil induction of VEGF. The inhibitory effect of minoxidil on hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) prolyl hydroxylase-2 (PHD-2) was tested by an in vitro von Hippel-Lindau protein (VHL) binding assay...
December 25, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Wenjia Sun, Jiaqiang Wu, Hui Qian, Juemin Zhao, Leihong Xiang, Chengfeng Zhang
This study aimed to evaluate the effect of IPL treatment on Asian skin by reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) analysis. Ten Asian female volunteers (39~54 years old, Fitzpatrick skin type III~IV) received five monthly IPL treatments. RCM skin images were evaluated, and several skin physiological parameters including thickness of stratum corneum, minimal thickness of epidermis, thickness of basal layer, density of dermal papillae, and mean diameter of papillae capillaries were measured both at baseline and 1 month after the last treatment...
December 18, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
Yu-Mi Kim, Soon-Joung Kwon, Hyun-Joon Jang, Young-Kwon Seo
The objective of this study is to evaluate of rice bran mineral extract (RBM) increases the expression of anagen-related molecules in human dermal papilla (DOCs). Four treatment groups were established to evaluate the efficacy of RBM, including a negative control, positive control (ascorbic acid), RBM and ortho-silicic acid (Si(OH)4) (OSA) group. Three days after the DPCs were administered the various treatments, western blot analysis showed that type I collagen expression was increased 2.5-fold in the OSA group and 4-fold in the RBM group, and ALP expression was increased 1...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
Long He, Mingxing Lei, Yizhan Xing, Yuhong Li, Chunyan Hu, Peixing Chen, Xiaohua Lian, Tian Yang, Wanqian Liu, Li Yang
Hair follicle is a mini-organ that consists of complex but well-organized structures, which are differentiated from hair follicle progenitor or stem cells. How non-canonical Wnt signaling pathway is involved in regulating hair follicle differentiation remains elusive. Here we showed that Wnt5a regulates hair follicle differentiation through an epithelial-mesenchymal interaction mechanism in mice. We first observed that Wnt5a is expressed in the epithelial and dermal papilla cells during hair follicle development and growth...
November 21, 2017: Oncotarget
Jin Wang, Yong Miao, Yong Huang, Bojie Lin, Xiaomin Liu, Shune Xiao, Lijuan Du, Zhiqi Hu, Malcolm Xing
Cell surface engineering technology advances cell therapeutics and tissue engineering by accurate micro/nanoscale control in cell-biomaterial ensembles and cell spheroids formation. By tailoring cell surface, microgels can encapsulate cells for versatile uses. However, microgels are coated in a thick layer to house multiple cells together but not a single cell based. Besides, excessive deposition on cell surface is detrimental to cellular functions. Herein, layer-by-layer (LbL) self-assembly to encapsulate single cell using nanogel is reported, owing to its security and tunable thickness at nanoscale, and further forms cell spheroids by physical cross-linking on nanogel-coated cells for delivery...
February 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
Trung Quang Pham, Takayuki Hoshi, Yoshihiro Tanaka, Akihito Sano
The feeling of touch is an essential human sensation. Four types of mechanoreceptors (i.e., FA-I, SA-I, FA-II, and SA-II) in human skin signalize physical properties, such as shape, size, and texture, of an object that is touched and transmit the signal to the brain. Previous studies attempted to investigate the mechanical properties of skin microstructure and their effect on mechanoreceptors by using finite element modeling. However, very few studies have focused on the three-dimensional microstructure of dermal papillae, and this is related to that of FA-I receptors...
2017: PloS One
Hong Jin Joo, Kwan Ho Jeong, Jung Eun Kim, Hoon Kang
Background: The human dermal papilla cells (hDPCs) play an important role in regulation of hair cycling and growth. Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of different wavelengths of light-emitting diode (LED) irradiation on the proliferation of cultured hDPCs and on the growth of human hair follicles (HFs) in vitro . Methods: We examined the effect of LED irradiation on Wnt/β-catenin signaling and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathways in hDPCs...
December 2017: Annals of Dermatology
Ping Wu, Jie Yan, Yung-Chih Lai, Chen Siang Ng, Ang Li, Xueyuan Jiang, Ruth M Elsey, Randall Widelitz, Ruchi Bajpai, Wen-Hsiung Li, Cheng-Ming Chuong
The origin of feathers is an important question in Evo-Devo studies, with the eventual evolution of vaned feathers which are aerodynamic, allowing feathered dinosaurs and early birds to fly and venture into new ecological niches. Studying how feathers and scales are developmentally specified provides insight into how a new organ may evolve. We identified feather-associated genes using genomic analyses. The candidate genes were tested by expressing them in chicken and alligator scale forming regions. Ectopic expression of these genes induced intermediate morphotypes between scales and feathers which revealed several major morphogenetic events along this path: Localized growth zone formation, follicle invagination, epithelial branching, feather keratin differentiation, and dermal papilla formation...
February 1, 2018: Molecular Biology and Evolution
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