How Hair is Made

The molecular interaction of keratinocytes (which build hair fibres) and melanocytes (which give them colour)

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Interaction between a melanocyte (upper cell) and a keratinocyte (lower cell). The melanocyte, through its dendrites, transfers the melanosomes filled with melanin to the keratinocyte. In red: labelling of integrin I_3; in blue: labelling of keratin; in green: labelling of NK1 and TRP-1 (two melanocyte markers). ©L’Oréal Research

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