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Multipotent Stem Cells of the Hair Follicle

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    Book Overview
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    Chapter 1 Multipotent Stem Cells of the Hair Follicle
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    Chapter 2 Nestin-Based Reporter Transgenic Mouse Lines.
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    Chapter 3 Discovery of HAP Stem Cells.
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    Chapter 4 Multipotent Stem Cells of the Hair Follicle
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    Chapter 5 Construction of Tissue-Engineered Nerve Conduits Seeded with Neurons Derived from Hair-Follicle Neural Crest Stem Cells.
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    Chapter 6 Nestin-Expressing Hair-Follicle-Associated Pluripotent (HAP) Stem Cells Promote Whisker Sensory-Nerve Growth in Long-Term 3D-Gelfoam® Histoculture.
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    Chapter 7 Isolation and Culture of Neural Crest Stem Cells from Human Hair Follicles.
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    Chapter 8 Isolation of Mouse Hair Follicle Bulge Stem Cells and Their Functional Analysis in a Reconstitution Assay.
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    Chapter 9 Hair Follicle Regeneration by Transplantation of a Bioengineered Hair Follicle Germ.
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    Chapter 10 Hair Induction by Cultured Mesenchymal Cells Using Sphere Formation.
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    Chapter 11 Stereological Quantification of Cell-Cycle Kinetics and Mobilization of Epithelial Stem Cells during Wound Healing.
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    Chapter 12 Culture of Dermal Papilla Cells from Ovine Wool Follicles: An In Vitro Model for Papilla Size Determination.
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    Chapter 13 Isolation and Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting of Mouse Keratinocytes Expressing β-Galactosidase.
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    Chapter 14 Protocols for Ectopic Hair Growth from Transplanted Whisker Follicles on the Spinal Cord of Mice.
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    Chapter 15 Protocols for Gelfoam(®) Histoculture of Hair-Shaft-Producing Mouse Whisker Follicles Containing Nestin-GFP-Expressing Hair-Follicle-Associated Pluripotent (HAP) Stem Cells for Long Time Periods.
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    Chapter 16 Multipotent Stem Cells of the Hair Follicle
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    Chapter 17 Highly Efficient Neural Differentiation of CD34-Positive Hair-Follicle-Associated Pluripotent Stem Cells Induced by Retinoic Acid and Serum-Free Medium.
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    Chapter 18 Multipotent Stem Cells of the Hair Follicle
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Chapter title
Multipotent Stem Cells of the Hair Follicle
Chapter number 1
Book title
Multipotent Stem Cells of the Hair Follicle
Published in
Methods in molecular biology, January 2016
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4939-3786-8_1
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978-1-4939-3784-4, 978-1-4939-3786-8

Hoffman, Robert M, Robert M. Hoffman


Robert M Hoffman


Nestin-expressing stem cells of the hair follicle, discovered by our laboratory, have been shown to be able to form outer-root sheaths of the follicle as well as neurons and many other non-follicle cell types. We have termed the nestin-expressing stem cells of the hair follicle as hair-follicle-associated pluripotent (HAP) stem cells. We have shown that the HAP stem cells from the hair follicle can effect the repair of peripheral nerve and spinal cord injury. The hair follicle stem cells differentiate into neuronal and glial cells after transplantation to the injured peripheral nerve and spinal cord, and enhance injury repair and locomotor recovery. When the excised hair follicle with its nerve stump was placed in Gelfoam(®) 3D histoculture, HAP stem cells grew and extended the hair follicle nerve which consisted of βIII-tubulin-positive fibers with F-actin expression at the tip. These findings indicate that βIII-tubulin-positive fibers elongating from the whisker follicle sensory nerve stump were growing axons. The growing whisker sensory nerve was highly enriched in HAP stem cells, which appeared to play a major role in its elongation and interaction with other nerves in 3D Gelfoam(®) histoculture, including the sciatic nerve, the trigeminal nerve, and the trigeminal nerve ganglion. These results suggest that a major function of the HAP stem cells in the hair follicle is for growth of the follicle sensory nerve. Recently, we have shown that HAP stem cells can differentiate into beating cardiac muscle cells. HAP stem cells have critical advantages for regenerative medicine over embryonic stem (ES) cells and induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells in that they are highly accessible from each patient, thereby eliminating immunological issues since they are autologous, require no genetic manipulation, are non-tumorigenic, and do not present ethical issues.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 3 30%
Student > Master 2 20%
Other 2 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 10%
Unknown 2 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 4 40%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 10%
Philosophy 1 10%
Neuroscience 1 10%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 2 20%

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