Press Release: Human skin – an easily accessible model to investigate organ rejuvenation?

In News, Press Releases by Anja Borrosch

  “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” Mark Twain Not everyone shares Mark Twain´s carefree view on aging. Quite the contrary, many individuals fear getting older. Therefore, effective strategies to prevent, …

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Press Release: An extract from the alpine plant “Edelweiss” stimulates hair growth

In News, Press Releases by Anja Borrosch

In close collaboration with DSM , we showed that an extract of the alpine plant Leontopodium alpinum, or Edelweiss, inhibits hair loss in humans by prolonging the hair follicle growth phase, called anagen, during which the hair shaft, the visible …

Press Release: Monasterium Laboratory has been awarded the ISO9001:2015 Certification!

In News, Press Releases by Anja Borrosch

  Monasterium Laboratory GmbH is delighted to have been awarded the ISO 9001:2015 certification from the TÜV Rheinland: “Execution of state-of-the-art preclinical and clinical services for cosmetology, dermatology, nutraceutical, and allergy applications” ISO 9001:2015 is an internationally recognized standard that …

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White adipose tissue of the skin produces hormones that suppress hair growth and pigmentation in human hair follicles

In News, Press Releases by Ivan Martin - Rodriguez

  Adiponectin is a hormone that is primarily secreted by white adipose tissue. High levels of adiponectin in the blood circulation are observed in diseases including fibrosis and diabetes. However, it positively influences skin function and it has anti-aging effects …

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Human hair follicles operate an internal Cori cycle and modulate their growth via glycogen phosphorylase

In News, Press Releases by Anja Borrosch

Hair follicles (HFs) in the growth stage (anagen) exhibit a great degree of cell division. On top of this, there is a high rate of protein synthesis to support keratinization of the growing hair fiber. As a result, the HF …

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PPARγ signaling protects hair follicle stem cells from chemotherapy-induced apoptosis and epithelial-mesenchymal transition

In News, Press Releases by Anja Borrosch

A common side-effect of cancer chemotherapy is hair loss, termed chemotherapy-induced alopecia (CIA). CIA is perhaps the most visual of the side-effects of chemotherapy and is highly distressing for patients who experience it. In most patients, this effect is temporary …

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Resident human dermal γδT-cells operate as stress-sentinels: Lessons from the hair follicle

In News, Press Releases by R. Adrian

γδT-cells are unconventional T lymphocytes that are only sparsely found in blood and secondary lymphoid organs. Instead, they are enriched in barrier organs such as the skin and can respond to conserved self and non-self antigens to assist in tissue …

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UDP-GlcNAc-1-phosphotransferase is a clinically important regulator of human and mouse hair pigmentation

In News, Press Releases by R. Adrian

Enzyme involved in lysosomal disorders has surprising role in hair pigmentation. The enzyme UDP-GlcNAc-1-Phosphotransferase (GNPTAB) is shown by the authors of a recent study to be a clinically important enzyme in the control of human hair pigmentation. GNPTAB is an …

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Hair Follicle Chemosensation: TRPM5 Signaling Is Required for Anagen Maintenance.

In News, Press Releases by Anja Borrosch

Being able to sense and process environmental cues is among the most fundamental requirements of life and thus not only restricted to the specialized cells that we use to smell and taste. In fact, a team of scientists from Monasterium …

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Plucking for better insights into hair growth and pigmentation: A new assay for human hair research

In News, Press Releases by Anja Borrosch

A team of researchers from the University of Manchester, University of Miami, and Monasterium Laboratory in Münster, Germany, have recently reported a novel methodology that closes an important gap in current hair research technology. The study published in the journal …