Niche crosstalk: intercellular signals at the hair follicle

Cell. 2011 Sep 2;146(5):678-81. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2011.08.020.


A recent series of papers, including Festa et al. (2011) in this issue, has revealed unexpected interdependent relationships among cell populations residing in and around the hair follicle. These interactions between different lineages of stem cells are crucial for hair follicle growth and cycling and point to a complex crosstalk in stem cell niches.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Adipocytes / cytology*
  • Animals
  • Female
  • Hair Follicle / cytology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Skin / cytology*
  • Stem Cells / cytology*