Journal article

Hair transplantation in mice: Challenges and solutions

Azar Z Asgari, Nicholas W Rufaut, Wayne A Morrison, Rodney J Dilley, Russle Knudsen, Leslie N Jones, Rodney D Sinclair

Wound Repair and Regeneration | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2016

Abstract

Hair follicle cells contribute to wound healing, skin circulation, and skin diseases including skin cancer, and hair transplantation is a useful technique to study the participation of hair follicle cells in skin homeostasis and wound healing. Although hair follicle transplantation is a well-established human hair-restoration procedure, follicular transplantation techniques in animals have a number of shortcomings and have not been well described or optimized. To facilitate the study of follicular stem and progenitor cells and their interaction with surrounding skin, we have established a new murine transplantation model, similar to follicular unit transplantation in humans. Vibrissae from G..

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