The Follicle Cycle in Brief

  • Jeffrey E. PlowmanEmail author
  • Duane P. Harland
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1054)


This chapter presents a very succinct overview of the cyclic biology of the hair follicle as it transitions from the quiescent telogen stage to the anagen stage in which hairs are actively produced before regressing through the catagen stage to telogen.


Hair follicle Skin Hair cycle Telogen Anagen Catagen 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.AgResearch Ltd.LincolnNew Zealand

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