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

Published 3/17/2008
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Formal Correction: Erratum: Targeted Expression of GFP in the Hair Follicle Using Ex Vivo Viral Transduction
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A correction was made to: Targeted expression of GFP in the hair follicle using ex vivo viral transduction. A revised abstract was republished due to a publisher error. The correct abstract is:

There are many cell types in the hair follicle, including hair matrix cells which form the hair shaft and stem cells which can initiate the hair shaft during early anagen, the growth phase of the hair cycle, as well as pluripotent stem cells that play a role in hair follicle growth but have the potential to differentiate to non-follicle cells such as neurons. These properties of the hair follicle are discussed. The various cell types of the hair follicle are potential targets for gene therapy. Gene delivery system for the hair follicle using viral vectors or liposomes for gene targeting to the various cell types in the hair follicle and the results obtained are also discussed.

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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.

Summary

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.

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Hoffman, R. M., Li, L. Targeted Expression of GFP in the Hair Follicle Using Ex Vivo Viral Transduction. J. Vis. Exp. (13), e708, doi:10.3791/708 (2008).

Abstract

There are many cell types in the hair follicle, including hair matrix cells which form the hair shaft and stem cells which can initiate the hair shaft during early anagen, the growth phase of the hair cycle, as well as pluripotent stem cells that play a role in hair follicle growth but have the potential to differentiate to non-follicle cells such as neurons. These properties of the hair follicle are discussed. The various cell types of the hair follicle are potential targets for gene therapy. Gene delivery system for the hair follicle using viral vectors or liposomes for gene targeting to the various cell types in the hair follicle and the results obtained are also discussed.

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For more information on targeted expression of GFP in the hair follicle using ex vivo viral transductionplease, visit Springer Protocols.

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The authors have nothing to disclose.

Comments

4 Comments

  1. Has any progress been made regarding the production  of a product for the cosmetic market returning grey hair to original colouring as reported in the press some time ago?

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    Posted by: Anonymous
    October 5, 2008 - 2:05 AM
  2. Hair follicle is a part of the skin from where the old hairs can regrow. Electrolysis and Laser hair restoration are techniques to restore the hair on balding areas. The average growth rate of healthy hair follicles on the scalp is 400 micrometer per day.

    www.findhairhelp.com/electrolysis.html

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    Posted by: james h.
    June 20, 2009 - 3:46 AM
  3. Here is my question- Once we do this technique in human beings, say for suppose to modify the skin colour, how long it is going to stay with the patient? Another question- won't be the viral harmful for the patient. ?

    --Many thanks,
    Bipasha

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    Posted by: Anonymous
    December 3, 2009 - 2:41 AM
  4. can we use same method for human

    Reply
    Posted by: Anonymous
    May 10, 2010 - 5:54 AM

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