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Functionally distinct melanocyte populations revealed by reconstitution of hair follicles in mice.
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PMID:  21054816     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Hair follicle reconstitution analysis was used to test the contribution of melanocytes or their precursors to regenerated hair follicles. In this study, we first confirmed the process of chimeric hair follicle regeneration by both hair keratinocytes and follicular melanocytes. Then, as first suggested from the differential growth requirements of epidermal skin melanocytes and non-cutaneous or dermal melanocytes, we confirmed the inability of the latter to be involved as follicular melanocytes to regenerate hair follicles during the hair reconstitution assay. This clear functional discrimination between non-cutaneous or dermal melanocytes and epidermal melanocytes suggests the presence of two different melanocyte cell lineages, a finding that might be important in the pathogenesis of melanocyte-related diseases and melanomas.
Hitomi Aoki; Akira Hara; Tsutomu Motohashi; Masatake Osawa; Takahiro Kunisada
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-11-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pigment cell & melanoma research     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1755-148X     ISO Abbreviation:  Pigment Cell Melanoma Res     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101318927     Medline TA:  Pigment Cell Melanoma Res     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  125-35     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2010 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Department of Tissue and Organ Development, Regeneration, and Advanced Medical Science, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Yanagido, Gifu, Japan.
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