Abstract Number: 30

Hair follicles and wound healing

A.Z. Asgari , R.J. Dilley , Z. Lokmic , N.W. Rufaut R. Sinclair

Meeting: 2012 Dermcoll

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Session Title: Free Papers Session

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Introduction: Correlation between the presence of hair follicles (HF) and skin wound healing has long been noted. Shallow wounds, where portions of HF remained intact, healed more quickly than deeper wounds [1]. The participation of follicular keratinocytes in wound healing has been well documented [2, 3] and a delay in wound healing has been observed in skin without HF [4]. In this study, the role of HF transplantation and the participation of HF cells in wound healing was investigated.