Molecular Basis of Quorum-Sensing Behavior during the Activation of Hair Stem Cells in the Follicle Population

Molecular Basis of Quorum-Sensing Behavior during the Activation of Hair Stem Cells in the Follicle Population

A visual representation of the series of events linking hair plucking to activation of hair follicles and the resultant increase in localised hair growth. Telogen follicles are resting, non-stimulated hair follicles, whilst anagen follicles are active, stimulated hair follicles. (Credit: “Enhance hair growth via plucking” [D2014-0054], University of Southern California).