NEUE PERSPEKTIVEN IN DER HAARFORSCHUNG: AUF DER SUCHE NACH DER 'BIOLOGISCHEN UHR' DES HAARZYKLUS

Translated title of the contribution: New perspectives in hair research. The quest for the 'biological clock' governing the hair cycle

R. Paus, B. M. Czarnetzki

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Abstract

The hair follicle is not only a clinically and commercially important tissue, but can also serve as a fascinating model for studying epithelial mesenchymal-neuroectodermal interactions. Recently, this has led to a renaissance of hair research, which this speculative review attempts to outline. The unanswered key questions in hair biology are defined before we focus on the crucial search for the 'biological clock' that governs the hair cycle. Specifically, we delineate the clinical importance of understanding the mechanisms of catagen induction and propose an immunological mechanism of catagen induction. New research trends are discussed against the background of their potential significance for improving the still frustrating management of hair diseases.

Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)264-271
Number of pages8
JournalHautarzt
Volume43
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • biological clock
  • catagen induction
  • growth modulation
  • hair follicle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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