Stem Cells of the Hair Follicular Tissue: Application in Cell Based Therapy for VitiligoAnil Kumar1,2, Sujata Mohanty2*, Somesh Gupta3 and Paulkhurana SM1
- *Corresponding Author:
- Mohanty S
Centre of Excellence for Stem Cell Research, AIIMS
New Delhi, India
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.