Hair follicle is a target of stress hormone and autoimmune reactions.

J Dermatol Sci. 2010 Nov;60(2):67-73. Epub 2010 Sep 29. Hair follicle is a target of stress hormone and autoimmune reactions. Ito T. Source Department of Dermatology, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, 1-20-1 Handayama, Higashi-ku, Hamamatsu 431-1192, Japan. itoutai@hama-med.ac.jp Abstract Interest in the hair follicle (HF) has recently increased, yet the detailed mechanisms of HF function…

Hair follicle stem cell marker nestin expression in regenerating hair follicles of patients with alopecia areata.

Eur J Dermatol. 2011 Mar-Apr;21(2):209-12. Hair follicle stem cell marker nestin expression in regenerating hair follicles of patients with alopecia areata. Amoh Y, Maejima H, Niiyama S, Mii S, Hamada Y, Saito N, Katsuoka K. Source Department of Dermatology, Kitasato University School of Medicine, Sagamihara, Japan. Abstract Cells that are nestin positive and keratin 15…

Involvement of the bulge region with decreased expression of hair follicle stem cell markers in senile female cases of alopecia areata.

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2011 Nov;25(11):1346-50. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-3083.2010.03956.x. Epub 2010 Dec 29. Involvement of the bulge region with decreased expression of hair follicle stem cell markers in senile female cases of alopecia areata. Yoshida R, Tanaka K, Amagai M, Ohyama M. Source Department of Dermatology, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan. Abstract BACKGROUND:…

Comparison of mesenchymal stem cells from adipose tissue and bone marrow for ischemic stroke therapy.

Cytotherapy. 2011 Jan 13. [Epub ahead of print] Comparison of mesenchymal stem cells from adipose tissue and bone marrow for ischemic stroke therapy. Ikegame Y, Yamashita K, Hayashi SI, Mizuno H, Tawada M, You F, Yamada K, Tanaka Y, Egashira Y, Nakashima S, Yoshimura SI, Iwama T. Source Department of Neurosurgery, Gifu University Graduate School…

Alopecia Areata

Alopecia Areata is a genetically related auto-immune condition in which the body attacks its own hair follicles resulting in small bald patches. It can involve the entire scalp (totalis) or the entire body (universalis). Sometimes patients spontaneously improve and others continue to worsen. Steroid therapy and topical immune-suppressants are frequently used for treatment. There are…

Is a regenerative approach viable for the treatment of COPD?

Br J Pharmacol. 2011 May;163(1):106-15. doi: 10.1111/j.1476-5381.2011.01246.x. Treatment of COPD Is a regenerative approach viable for the treatment of COPD? Hind M, Maden M. Source Royal Brompton Hospital, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, UK. m.hind@imperial.ac.uk Abstract Degenerative lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are common with huge worldwide morbidity.…

Stem cells and chronic lung disease

Annu Rev Med. 2007;58:285-98. Stem cells and chronic lung disease. Gomperts BN, Strieter RM. Source Mattel Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA. bgomperts@mednet.ucla.edu Abstract Stem cells have been shown to contribute to the repair and regeneration of injured lungs.…