Environment of the Anagen Follicle

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


Hair follicles are part of the skin. Almost universally, follicles are described as an epithelium-derived tubular down growth into the skin’s dermis. Because follicles are complex structures, especially when in anagen phase and configured to actively grow fibres, it is easy to forget that they are part of a crowded environment within the skin. This chapter introduces some of the structures which surround the follicle as well as some of the peripheral parts of the follicle, including follicle groups, and the dermal sheath, vasculature, adipocytes, nerves and the arrector pili muscle.


Hair follicle Skin Follicle groups Hair follicle vasculature Hair follicle lipids Hair follicle arrector pili muscle Hair follicle nerves 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.AgResearch Ltd.LincolnNew Zealand

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