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Dermatol Surg. 1995 Apr;21(4):312-3.

Regrowth of grafted human scalp hair after removal of the bulb.

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Department of Immunology, School of Medicine, Kyung-pook National University, Taegu, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The bulbar region of the hair follicle contains the dermal papilla, hair germinative epithelial component, and active melanocytes. Thus, it has been assumed that the bulbar region plays a central role in hair growth, differentiation, and pigmentation.

OBJECTIVE:

To assess the regenerative capacity of human hair.

METHODS:

Individual anagen hair follicles were isolated from the occipital scalp and grafted onto the leg after removal of the bulb.

RESULTS:

The grafts of follicles from which the bulb and complete papilla have been excised regenerated new papillae and grew new pigmented hairs.

CONCLUSION:

The middle portion of the outer root sheath and dermal sheath may also contain epithelial, mesenchymal, and melanocyte reservoirs.

PMID:
7728481
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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