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Dalia El Sakka, Mohamed Abdel Wahed Gaber, Asmaa Gaber Abdou, Moshira Abdel Wahed, Ahmed Abdel-Wahab Saleh, Walla Shehata
BACKGROUND: Alopecia is one of the most important hair follicle (HF) disorders, which is divided into scarring (cicatricial) and nonscarring (noncicatricial) types. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to investigate the expression of stem cell (SC) markers such as cytokeratin (CK) 17 and CK19 in scarring and nonscarring alopecia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty patients with scalp alopecia (15 with scarring alopecia and 15 without) together with ten healthy volunteers were included in this study...
July 2016: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
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
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
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
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
Sixia Huang, Panteleimon Rompolas
The adult skin is a typical example of a highly regenerative tissue. Terminally differentiated keratinocytes are shed from the external layers of the epidermis or extruded from the skin as part of the growing hair shaft on a daily basis. These are effectively replenished through the activity of skin-resident stem cells. Precise regulation of stem cell activity is critical for normal skin homeostasis or wound healing and irregular stem cell proliferation or differentiation can lead to skin disease. The scarcity and dynamic nature of stem cells presents a major challenge for elucidating their mechanism of action...
September 27, 2016: Experimental Dermatology
Jia Li, Wenguang Wang, Hengqing An, Feng Wang, Mulati Rexiati, Yujie Wang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this work was to create a xenogeneic cell scaffold complex with rabbit bladder acellular matrix and rat hair follicle stem cells, to study the feasibility of construct tissue engineer bladder through biocompatibility of hair follicle stem cells and heterogeneous bladder acellular matrix. MATERIAL AND METHODS: New Zealand rabbit bladder acellular matrix was prepared. Scanning electron microscope and Masson staining were used to analyse the acellular material...
2016: SpringerPlus
Aeri Lee, Sohee Bae, Seung Hoon Lee, Oh-Kyeong Kweon, Wan Hee Kim
The purpose of this study was to investigate the protein expression pattern and the in vivo trichogenicity of dermal papilla like tissues (DPLTs) made from canine adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ASCs) in athymic nude mice. Canine ASCs were isolated and cultured from adipose tissue, and differentiation was induced by culturing ASCs in dermal papilla forming media. DPLTs were embedded in collagen gel, and their structural characteristics and protein expression were evaluated by hematoxylin and eosin stain and immunohistochemistry...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
Simon Joost, Amit Zeisel, Tina Jacob, Xiaoyan Sun, Gioele La Manno, Peter Lönnerberg, Sten Linnarsson, Maria Kasper
The murine epidermis with its hair follicles represents an invaluable model system for tissue regeneration and stem cell research. Here we used single-cell RNA-sequencing to reveal how cellular heterogeneity of murine telogen epidermis is tuned at the transcriptional level. Unbiased clustering of 1,422 single-cell transcriptomes revealed 25 distinct populations of interfollicular and follicular epidermal cells. Our data allowed the reconstruction of gene expression programs during epidermal differentiation and along the proximal-distal axis of the hair follicle at unprecedented resolution...
September 28, 2016: Cell Systems
Jianqiao Zhong, Li Li
Bcl-2 and Nrf2 are critical factors in protecting cells against UVB-induced apoptosis. Hair-follicle-bulge stem cells could resist ionization through Bcl-2 upregulation. Skin-derived precursors (SKPs) dwelling on the bulge may be against UVB irradiation. Initially, SKPs were isolated and identified. Then, SKPs were exposed to UVB and grew in medium for 24 hours. CCK-8 assay, TUNEL, and Ki67 staining evaluated cells apoptosis/proliferation, while SA-βgal staining evaluated cells senescence and pH2AX immunostaining evaluated DNA damage...
2016: BioMed Research International
Kyoumi Shirai, Yuko Hamada, Nobuko Arakawa, Aiko Yamazaki, Natsuko Tohgi, Ryoichi Aki, Sumiyuki Mii, Robert M Hoffman, Yasuyuki Amoh
We have previously demonstrated that the neural stem-cell marker nestin is expressed in hair follicle stem cells located in the bulge area which are termed hair-follicle-associated pluripotent (HAP) stem cells. HAP stem cells from mouse and human could form spheres in culture, termed hair spheres, which are keratin 15-negative and CD34-positive and could differentiate to neurons, glia, keratinocytes, smooth muscle cells, and melanocytes in vitro. Subsequently, we demonstrated that nestin-expressing stem cells could effect nerve and spinal cord regeneration in mouse models...
September 14, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
Natacha A Agabalyan, Breanna S Borys, Holly D Sparks, Kathryn Boon, Eko W Raharjo, Sepideh Abbasi, Michael S Kallos, Jeff Biernaskie
: : Endogenous dermal stem cells (DSCs) reside in the adult hair follicle mesenchyme and can be isolated and grown in vitro as self-renewing colonies called skin-derived precursors (SKPs). Following transplantation into skin, SKPs can generate new dermis and reconstitute the dermal papilla and connective tissue sheath, suggesting they could have important therapeutic value for the treatment of skin disease (alopecia) or injury. Controlled cell culture processes must be developed to efficiently and safely generate sufficient stem cell numbers for clinical use...
September 9, 2016: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
Shruti Mohankumar Menon, Yugal K Sharma, Prakhar Bansal, Shruti S Ghadgepatil
Vitiligo is an acquired, idiopathic depigmentary disease resisting satisfactory repigmentation despite multimodal therapy. Based on the concept of activation of the existing undifferentiated stem cells in the outer root sheet of the hair follicles, follicular unit extraction (FUE) transplant is an interesting advancement in the field of minimally invasive surgery for vitiligo. We herein present three cases of vitiligo whose residual recalcitrant foci as well as poliosis - refractory to therapy including with previous nonculture melanocyte-keratinocyte transplant - repigmented satisfactorily after FUE transplant...
April 2016: International Journal of Trichology
Wu Minjuan, Xiong Jun, Shao Shiyun, Xu Sha, Ni Haitao, Wang Yue, Ji Kaihong
Early repair of skin injury and maximal restoration of the function and appearance have become important targets of clinical treatment. In the present study, we observed the healing process of skin defects in nude mice and structural characteristics of the new skin after transplantation of isolated and cultured adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADMSCs) onto the human acellular amniotic membrane (AAM). The result showed that ADMSCs were closely attached to the surface of AAM and grew well 24 h after seeding...
2016: Stem Cells International
L A von Schuckmann, M C Hughes, A C Green, J C van der Pols
Evidence suggests that progenitor cells of keratinocyte cancers (basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)) may originate from epidermal stem cells including hair follicle stem cells. We hypothesised that, therefore, a relatively higher density of hair follicles on human skin may increase keratinocyte cancer risk. To evaluate this, we assessed density of mid-forearm hair in Australian adults who were randomly selected participants in a community-based cohort study of skin cancer. Hair density was assessed clinically against a set of four standard photographs showing grades of hair density, and incidence data on histologically confirmed BCC and SCC across a 20-year period were collected...
November 2016: Archives of Dermatological Research
Elisa Carrasco, Alfonso Blázquez-Castro, María I Calvo, Ángeles Juarranz, Jesús Espada
There is a growing interest in the physiological roles of reactive oxygen species (ROS) as essential components of molecular mechanisms regulating key cellular processes, including proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis. This interest has fostered the development of new molecular tools to localize and quantify ROS production in cultured cells and in whole living organisms. An equally important but often neglected aspect in the study of ROS biology is the development of accurate procedures to introduce a ROS source in the biological system under study...
August 29, 2016: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
Huazheng Liang, Bassem Akladios, Cesar P Canales, Richard Francis, Edna H Hardeman, Annemiek Beverdam
The skin is essential for our survival. The outer epidermal layer consists of the interfollicular epidermis, which is a stratified squamous epithelium covering most of our body, and epidermal appendages such as the hair follicles and sweat glands. The epidermis undergoes regeneration throughout life and in response to injury. This is enabled by K14-expressing basal epidermal stem/progenitor cell populations that are tightly regulated by multiple regulatory mechanisms active within the epidermis and between epidermis and dermis...
2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Clare L Garcin, David M Ansell
For many decades the capacity of the hair follicle (HF) to directly contribute to skin repair has been appreciated (s1-s4), although recent advances in transgenic mouse technology have heralded an explosion of research in this area (1-9, s5-s9). The HF bulge (see figure 1) is an epithelial stem cell (SC) compartment (1, 9, s10-s13) that has been of particular interest with regard to wound repair (2, 8, 9, s14), which is intriguing for a number of reasons (full discussion in supplemental text T1). This article is protected by copyright...
August 30, 2016: Experimental Dermatology
R Kumar, D Parsad, S Rani, S Bhardwaj, N Srivastav
BACKGROUND: Vitiligo is characterized by the loss of pigment-producing cells, melanocytes and one of the important goals of treatment is replenishing the melanocytes from existing reservoirs. Reservoir for melanocyte stem cell has been reported to be present in the skin hair follicles, but glabrous skin does not have hair follicles. Therefore, repigmentation of glabrous lesional skin is very difficult and almost rare. There is no explanation for melanocyte reservoir in the glabrous lesional skin of vitiligo patients...
September 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Volkan Zeybek, Yücel Arisoy
BACKGROUND/AIM: Peripheral blood DNA profiles are often used in forensic identification and paternity investigations. Currently, because of the increasing number of patients who undergo transplantation, determining the history of transplantation has gained importance in forensic cases. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential of genetic chimerism analysis of blood, hair follicle, and buccal swab samples for the forensic identification of transplant patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Blood, hair follicle, and buccal swab samples from five patients who had undergone allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (allo-PBSCT) and 35 patients who had undergone liver transplantation were analyzed...
2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
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