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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
Alfredo Rebora
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January 2018: Skin Appendage Disorders
Jessica Cervantes, Marina Perper, Lulu L Wong, Ariel E Eber, Alexandra C Villasante Fricke, Tongyu Cao Wikramanayake, Joaquin J Jimenez
Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is a hair loss disorder affecting 80% of men and 50% of women throughout their lifetime. Therapies for AGA are limited and there is no cure. There is a high demand for hair restoration. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a treatment modality shown to promote wound healing, has also been explored as a treatment for AGA. This literature review was conducted to assess the effectiveness of PRP treatment for AGA. Twelve studies conducted from 2011 to 2017 were evaluated and summarized by study characteristics, mode of preparation, and treatment protocols...
January 2018: Skin Appendage Disorders
Dhananjay K Chavan, Dhanraj D Chavan, Balkrishna P Nikam, Mohan S Kale, Varsha P Jamale, Shruti D Chavan
Context: Trichostasis spinulosa (TS) is a common but underdiagnosed follicular disorder involving retention of successive telogen hair in the hair follicle. Laser hair removal is a newer treatment modality for TS with promising results. Aims: This study aims to evaluate the efficacy of 800 nm diode laser to treat TS in Asian patients. Subjects and Methods: We treated 50 Indian subjects (Fitzpatrick skin phototype IV-V) with untreated trichostasis spinulosa on the nose with 800 nm diode laser at fluence ranging from 22 to 30 J/cm 2 and pulse width of 30 ms...
January 2018: International Journal of Trichology
I Hernandez, M Alam, C Platt, J Hardman, E Smart, E Poblet, M Bertolini, R Paus, F Jimenez
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February 10, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Jinju Ma, Liyi Ma, Zhongquan Zhang, Kai Li, Youqiong Wang, Xiaoming Chen, Hong Zhang
Insect wax is secreted by Ericerus pela Chavanness. It has been traditionally used to treat hair loss in China, but few reports have been published on the hair growth-promoting effect of insect wax. In this work, we examined the hair growth-promoting effects of insect wax on model animals. Different concentrations of insect wax were topically applied to the denuded backs of mice, and 5% minoxidil was applied topically as a positive control. We found that insect wax significantly promoted hair growth in a dose-dependent manner, 45% and 30% insect wax both induced hair to regrow, while less visible hair growth was observed in blank controls on the 16th day...
2018: PloS One
Julio Jasso-Olivares, José Manuel Diaz-Gonzalez, Mariya Miteva
BACKGROUND: The histologic findings of scalp involvement in dermatomyositis are not well characterized due to lack of large series. OBJECTIVE: To systematize the histologic features of scalp involvement in dermatomyositis on horizontal and vertical sections. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A descriptive, prospective, cross-sectional study recruited 31 patients with pathologically and serologically confirmed dermatomyositis in Mexico City from June 2014 to June 2015...
January 30, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Aldo Gálvez-Canseco, Leonard Sperling
BACKGROUND: Lichen planopilaris (LPP) and frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) represent 2 entities that cause primary cicatricial alopecia. These entities are clinically different; nevertheless, the literature suggests that FFA represents a form of LPP. The main argument in support of this hypothesis is that previous studies comparing the histologic findings have not found obvious differences between these diseases. METHODS: Our objective was to more critically compare and contrast 20 histologic findings of these diseases in a large number of patients in order to determine any significant histologic differences between LPP and FFA...
January 25, 2018: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
Shelly Y Shih, Nikhil Bose, Anna Beatriz R Gonçalves, Henry A Erlich, Cassandra D Calloway
The application of next generation sequencing (NGS) for the analysis of mitochondrial (mt) DNA, short tandem repeats (STRs), and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNPs) has demonstrated great promise for challenging forensic specimens, such as degraded, limited, and mixed samples. Target enrichment using probe capture rather than PCR amplification offers advantages for analysis of degraded DNA since two intact PCR primer sites in the template DNA molecule are not required. Furthermore, NGS software programs can help remove PCR duplicates to determine initial template copy numbers of a shotgun library...
January 22, 2018: Genes
Nai Rile, Zhihong Liu, Lixia Gao, Jingkai Qi, Meng Zhao, Yuchun Xie, Rui Su, Yanjun Zhang, Ruijun Wang, Jie Li, Hongmei Xiao, Jinquan Li
BACKGROUND: The growth of Inner Mongolian Cashmere goat skin hair follicle exhibits a periodic growth pattern. The hair growth cycle is distinguished as telogen, anagen, and catagen stages. The role of vimentin in the growth process of hair follicles is evident. To elucidate the mechanism underlying the vimentin activity in the growth cycle of hair follicles, transcriptome sequencing and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry were used to obtain the nucleic acid and amino acid sequences of VIIM gene and vimentin...
January 10, 2018: BMC Genomics
Mauro Barbareschi
Even if minoxidil has been known for over 30 years as "hair growth stimulator" the precise mechanism of its action is not completely elucitated. Minoxidil shortens telogen, accelerates telogen-exogen phase and causes the premature entry of resting hair follicles into anagen phase. Moreover, minoxidil increases hair follicle size. A large part of hair treatment scientific literature confirms the efficacy of topically applied minoxidil in humans. In particular, patients treated with minoxidil showed a significant increase in "non vellus" hair count starting from baseline...
February 2018: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
Catherine C Motosko, Amy Kalowitz Bieber, Miriam Keltz Pomeranz, Jennifer A Stein, Kathryn J Martires
Throughout pregnancy, the body undergoes a variety of physiologic changes. The cutaneous findings can be most noticeable and often worrisome to both physicians and patients. Obstetricians and dermatologists must be able to differentiate between changes that are benign and those that may be pathologic. Most physicians recognize benign changes that are commonly described in literature such as hyperpigmentation, melasma, striae gravidarum, and telogen effluvium; however, they may be unaware of changes that tend to be less frequently discussed...
December 2017: International Journal of Women's Dermatology
Agnieszka Gerkowicz, Katarzyna Chyl-Surdacka, Dorota Krasowska, Grażyna Chodorowska
Non-scarring hair loss is a common problem that affects both male and female patients. Since any disturbances in the hair follicle cycle may lead to hair shedding, or alopecia, it is not surprising that the possible role of vitamin D in alopecia was investigated in many studies. Vitamin D has been shown to have many important functions. A growing body of evidence shows that vitamin D and its receptor are responsible for maintaining not only calcium homeostasis but also skin homeostasis. Moreover, vitamin D could also regulate cutaneous innate and adaptive immunity...
December 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Azin Ayatollahi, Hamed Hosseini, Majid Shahdi, Saman AhmadNasrollahi, Mansour NassiriKashani, Somaye Yadangi, Farid H Firooz, Alireza Firooz
Introduction and Objective: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an autologous preparation of platelets in concentrated plasma. The platelet is a natural source of different growth factors and cytokines. These growth factors act on stem cells in the bulge area of the follicles and stimulate the development of new follicles, and promote neovascularization. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of PRP injections in androgenetic alopecia (AGA) in men. Patients and Methods: Fifteen male patients (mean age: 39 ± 9...
November 2017: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
Isabella Doche, Maria K Hordinsky, Neusa Y S Valente, Ricardo Romiti, Antonella Tosti
There has been a resurgence of syphilis in the last decade. Although alopecia is not a common manifestation of the disease, the "moth-eaten" pattern is considered patognomonic. However, diffuse hair loss, termed essential alopecia, sometimes can be the only sign of syphilis infection and mimic other conditions, such as alopecia areata and telogen effluvium. We describe three patients with syphilis in whom the pattern of alopecia was not typical. Although clinical, histopathological, and trichoscopic examinations may share some similar findings with other hair diseases, the inclusion of syphilis in the differential diagnosis of hair loss causes is fundamental to a correct screening and diagnosis...
October 2017: Skin Appendage Disorders
Marcella Guarrera, Alfredo Rebora
Contrary to the classical view of the hair cycle, in which telogen is the resting phase that precedes the release of the hair shaft, another phase has been introduced, exogen. Exogen is the phase wherein the processes for the release of the hair shaft are initiated and successfully executed. Exogen ends when the shaft is liberated. Accordingly, human hairs would be preferably released not with telogen but with exogen roots. To better understand this somehow revolutionary point and what occurs in telogen effluvium (TE) and in androgenetic alopecia (AGA), we undertook a morphological study...
October 2017: Skin Appendage Disorders
Liang-Li Song, Yan Cui, Si-Jiu Yu, Peng-Gang Liu, Jun Liu, Xue Yang, Jun-Feng He, Qian Zhang
Bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP2), BMP receptor-IA (BMPR-IA), and the BMP2 antagonist Noggin are important proteins involved in regulating the hair follicle (HF) cycle in skin. In order to explore the expression profiles of BMP2, BMPR-IA, and Noggin in the HF cycle of yak skin, we collected adult yak skin in the telogen, proanagen, and midanagen phases of HFs and evaluated gene and protein expression by real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR), western blotting, and immunohistochemistry...
November 22, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
Eshini Perera, Rodney Sinclair
Background : Chronic telogen effluvium (CTE) may be primary or secondary to various causes, including drug reaction, nutritional deficiency and female pattern hair loss (FPHL).  Oral minoxidil stimulates hair growth, and topical minoxidil is used in the treatment of FPHL and male androgenetic alopecia. minoxidil has not been used to treat CTE. This study aimed to assess the treatment of CTE with once daily oral minoxidil. Methods : Women with a diagnosis of CTE based on >6 month history of increased telogen hair shedding, no visible mid frontal scalp hair loss (Sinclair stage 1) and no hair follicle miniaturization on scalp biopsy were treated with once daily oral minoxidil...
2017: F1000Research
Kazuki Yoshimura, Takahiro Hosoya, Misa Fujinami, Toshiro Ohta, Shigenori Kumazawa
BACKGROUND: Fibroblast growth factor 18 (FGF18) is one of the key factors in human signaling pathways and has been reported to be associated with the formation of various tissues. Additionally, FGF18 has been reported to maintain the telogen stage of the hair cycle, and its over-expression has also been observed in cancer cells. HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE: We searched for natural compounds that inhibit the expression of FGF18 expression in vitro and evaluated their inhibitory mechanisms...
December 1, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
Jiqing Wang, Ping Yu, Haifang Wang, Yanyu He
This experiment was conducted to identify periodic changes in secondary follicles (SFs) over one year of extensive (grazed) and intensive (housed and fed supplement) farming of Longdong cashmere goats. One-year old goats (n = 24, 12 extensively fed and 12 intensively fed) were studied. The diameter, depth, density, activity, and ultra-structural features of SFs were assessed using light microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. HOXC13 and HSP27 expression were studied using immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence method...
November 17, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
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