The impetus for the work began five years ago when Elaine Fuchs, head of the Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development, and several researchers discovered in their laboratories that the protein NFATc1 one was expressed by only a few, high in the stem cell compartment of the hair follicle. Clinical Research, now shown that a particular immunosuppressant that inhibits NFATc1, Specifically, cyclosporine A is has a rather unsightly side effect: excessive hair growth . – Fuchs and Valerie Horsley, a postdoc in her lab, realized that there is a link between the drug’s side effects and the abundance of NFATc1 within the stem cell compartment of the hair follicle. The bulge The mice they treated with the drug grew fur at a much faster rate than mice treated she would not. The researchers showed that this excessive hair growth was due to increased stem cell activity within the bulge, a process up. Producing crimped hair Specifically, the hair cycle shifted gears from its resting phase, when stem cells slumber its growth phase, when stem cells proliferate.

So far, these proliferating stem cells were not lacking NFATc1 to increased tumor formation, which is often a dangerous byproduct of triggering stem cells into action out. This is the first case in which we have been able the hair cycle the hair cycle without accompanying signs of tumorigenesis, says Fuchs. Cancer Research Foundation.ctivation of follicle stem cells without promoting tumorigenesis, then this would be a big step in the right direction. .

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