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Hair Follicle Dermal Papilla Cells: HFDPC, adult

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biological source

human scalp (hair follicle papilla)


pkg of 500,000 cells


Cell Applications, Inc

growth mode





cell culture | mammalian: suitable

relevant disease(s)

Alzheimer′s disease

shipped in

dry ice

storage temp.


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General description

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Human Hair Follicle Dermal Papilla Cells (HFDPC) are mesenchymal cells isolated from the hair papilla of normal human scalp hair follicles. Hair papilla, in the adult hair follicle, plays a crucial role in the dermal-epidermal interactions that control hair production and events of the hair growth cycle. HFDPC can therefore be used for studying cellular mechanisms organizing the hair follicle, and for the development and evaluation of hair growth products.

HFDPC have been used to demonstrate that IL-1α affects dermal papilla activity by decreasing androgen receptor expression and stimulating secretion of KFG, VEGF, IL-8 and GM-CSF (Boivin, 2006). They were also used to investigate how gene expression and cell proliferation are affected by testosterone analogues (Reiter, 2008), potential hair growth enhancing agents (Sasajima, 2008) and microbial metabolites (Takigawa, 2012). Using HFDPC, along with Human Epidermal Keratinocytes and Human Bronchial Epithelial Cells, scientists also studied mechanisms of cellular senescence, and develop ed methodology to extend cellular life span and immortalize the cells by inhibiting p16INK4a and introducing hTERT (Haga, 2007). Finally, HFDPC have been used to discover the link between the androgen-induced alopecia and circadian rhythms, mediated by a “clock gene” transcription factor BMAL1 (Watabe, 2013).

Cell Line Origin



dermatalogical interactions, hair production, induction and maintenance of hair growth, hair follicle organization, development and evaluation of hair growth products, effects and secretion of growth factors and cytokines, gene expression, cell proliferation, cell senescence, cell lifespan extension, in vitro screening of androgen blocking agents, reservoir of multi-potent stem cells, skin reconstruction, wound healing, signal transduction pathways, skin composites and substitutes, hair follicle neogenesis


Cell Basal Medium containing 20% FBS & 5% DMSO

Preparation Note

  • 2nd passage, >500,000 cells in Cell Basal Medium containing 20% FBS & 5% DMSO
  • Can be cultured at least 6 doublings

Subculture Routine

Please refer to the HFDPC Culture Protocol.


RESEARCH USE ONLY. This product is regulated in France when intended to be used for scientific purposes, including for import and export activities (Article L 1211-1 paragraph 2 of the Public Health Code). The purchaser (i.e. enduser) is required to obtain an import authorization from the France Ministry of Research referred in the Article L1245-5-1 II. of Public Health Code. By ordering this product, you are confirming that you have obtained the proper import authorization.

Storage Class

10 - Combustible liquids




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