alexa Stem Cells of the Hair Follicular Tissue: Application in Cell Based Therapy for Vitiligo
ISSN: 2167-0951

Hair Therapy & Transplantation
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Stem Cells of the Hair Follicular Tissue: Application in Cell Based Therapy for Vitiligo

Anil Kumar1,2, Sujata Mohanty2*, Somesh Gupta3 and Paulkhurana SM1

1Amity Institute of Biotechnology, AMITY University, Haryana, India

2Centre of Excellence for Stem Cell Research, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

3Department of Dermatology, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

*Corresponding Author:
Mohanty S
Centre of Excellence for Stem Cell Research, AIIMS
New Delhi, India
Tel: 9810291336
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: January 24, 2015; Accepted date: March 03, 2015; Published date: March 07, 2015

Citation: Kumar A, Mohanty S, Gupta S, Paulkhurana SM (2015) Stem Cells of the Hair Follicular Tissue: Application in Cell Based Therapy for Vitiligo. Hair Ther Transplant 5:132. doi:10.4172/2167-0951.1000132

Copyright: © 2015 Kumar A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Stem cells have been found to reside in the different organs of the human body localized in specific niches. One such mini-organ is hair follicle wherein stem cells of epidermal origin have been reported. In the present review article we have reviewed in brief about the melanocyte stem cells of the hair follicle tissue, their identification, surface marker characteristics and role in the cell based therapy for vitiligo.


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