Intrafollicular Interactions

  • R. F. Oliver
  • C. A. B. Jahoda


Numerous studies have shown that the behavior of hair follicles can be influenced by a variety of environmental and systemic factors, including hormones (reviews: Ebling, 1965; Johnson, 1977a, 1977b). However, it is thought that these effects reflect modulations of an intrinsic pattern of behavior resident in and acquired by each follicle during its development (Johnson, 1965; Silver et al., 1967).


Hair Follicle Hair Growth Tooth Germ Whisker Growth Dermal Papilla 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. F. Oliver
    • 1
  • C. A. B. Jahoda
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesDundee UniversityDundeeGreat Britain

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