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Follicle Dermal Papilla Cells

Primary Human Follicle Dermal Papilla Cells (HFDPC) are isolated mainly from human dermis of the scalp, originating from the occipital or temple region. Information on donor hair and skin color is available on request. HFDPC stain positive for alkaline phosphatase. 

Dermal papillae are embedded in a laminin and collagen IV rich extracellular matrix at the base of the hair follicles. They are essential for the induction and maintenance of hair growth. Since they have androgen receptors, they can be used for in vitro screening of androgen blocking reagents.

Figure: Diagram showing the location of the dermal papilla in the hair follicle.

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Human Follicle Dermal Papilla Cells (HFDPC) 500,000 cryopreserved cells C-12071 click to select country
Human Follicle Dermal Papilla Cells (HFDPC) 500,000 proliferating cells C-12072 click to select country
HFDPC Pellet 1x106 cells in RNAlater C-14005 click to select country