Login processing...

Trial ends in Request Full Access Tell Your Colleague About Jove
JoVE Journal
Biology

This content is Free Access.

Targeted Expression of GFP in the Hair Follicle Using Ex Vivo Viral Transduction
 

Targeted Expression of GFP in the Hair Follicle Using Ex Vivo Viral Transduction

Article doi: 10.3791/708
March 17th, 2008

Summary March 17th, 2008

The hair follicle is a highly complex appendage of the skin containing a multiplicity of cell types. The follicle undergoes constant cycling through the life of the organism including growth and resorption with growth dependent on specific stem cells. The targeting of the follicle by genes and stem cells to change its properties, in particular, the nature of the hair shaft is, discussed. Hair follicle delivery systems are described, such as liposomes and viral vectors for gene therapy. The nature of the hair follicle stem cells is discussed, in particular, its pluripotency.

Read Article

Get cutting-edge science videos from JoVE sent straight to your inbox every month.

Waiting X
simple hit counter