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By P. Jolles, H. Zahn

ISBN-10: 3034899513

ISBN-13: 9783034899512

For people, hair has regularly been an indication of power and tool. in addition to communique and adornment, one in all its major services is to guard the organism opposed to environmental impacts. This quantity supplies perception into the molecular and mobile foundation of the advanced mode of hair formation and degeneration, its development and protecting position. recognition is focussed at the cytoskeleton, the keratinization technique, cell-cell adhesion and communique, pigmentation, morphology and histochemistry, all of that are important for the steadiness or the beauty remedy of human hair. in addition, the molecular foundation of illnesses is defined, to aid in remedy and doubtless genetic counselling prone.

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These slow-cycling cells are suggested to represent stem cells. The highly proliferative matrix cells of anagen belong to the 32 U. Wollina A B Figure 1. 2. Histochemistry of the human hair follicle 33 transitional cell pool with a limited number of cell divisions. In contrast, our knowledge about vellus hair cycling is rather incomplete. Earlier work assumed that most vellus hair follicles are in the resting stage (Uno, 1986). , 1991). The aims of immunohistochemistry as a tool in hair research are manifold.

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