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Modelling hair follicle growth dynamics as an excitable medium

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The hair follicle system represents a tractable model for the study of stem cell behaviour in regenerative adult epithelial tissue. However, although there are numerous spatial scales of observation (molecular, cellular, follicle and multi follicle), it is not yet clear what mechanisms underpin the follicle growth cycle. In this study we seek to address this problem by describing how the growth dynamics of a large population of follicles can be treated as a classical excitable medium. Definin...

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2012-01-01
URN:
uuid:57131298-b92d-42e6-8e24-3e8b565e84e5
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oai:eprints.maths.ox.ac.uk:1649

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