Scientists at the Southwestern Medical Center of the University of Texas in the United States have looked at how some cancer tumors form and when they experience time, what they found was the hair-producing and dye-producing cells.
According to Dr. Lou Le, head of dermatology, of the aforementioned hospital, he said: "Although this project began to understand how certain types of tumors are formed, we eventually learn why hair becomes gray and discover the identity of the cell leading directly to the hair".
The experiment began by removing cells from the mice, which made them bald, while attempting to remove one of the genes from the cells, the mice became white.
As a result, this hinted at the explanation of both baldness and the emergence of gray hair.
With this result, Dr. Lu explained "With this knowledge, we hope in the future to create a topical compound or safely provide the gene needed to hair follicles to correct these cosmetic problems".
As for the study, hair was reported to be different from stem cells of the follicle, through the parent cells of the matrix and that is pigmented by follicle melanocytes.
Unlike prominent stem cells, the father's identities and the mechanisms by which they regulate hair shaft components are little known.
The parents' identities of the matrix, which regulates pigmentation growth, in part by creating a niche dependent on the stem cell factor (SCF) for follicular melanocytes.