The Biology of Wool and Hair by G. E. RogersThe Biology of Wool and Hair by G. E. Rogers

The Biology of Wool and Hair

byG. E. Rogers, P. J. Reis, K. A. Ward

Paperback | June 2, 2012

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Title:The Biology of Wool and HairFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9.25 × 6.1 × 0.07 inPublished:June 2, 2012Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401197040

ISBN - 13:9789401197045

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Table of Contents

1. Recent Trends in the Wool Industry and Some Long-Term Policy Issues.- Structure and Function of the Hair Follicle.- 2. Morphogenesis of the Hair Follicle during the Ontogeny of Human Skin.- 3. Specific Keratins and their Associated Proteins as Markers for Hair Follicle Differentiation.- 4. The Dermal Papilla and Maintenance of Hair Growth.- 5. Special Biochemical Features of the Hair Follicle.- Keratin Proteins.- 6. Intermediate Filaments: Problems and Perspectives.- 7. Intermediate Filament Associated Protein of Epidermis.- 8. Variations in the Proteins of Wool and Hair.- 9. Protein Chains in Wool and Epidermal Keratin IF: Structural Features and Spatial Arrangement.- 10. Amino Acid Sequences of Wool Keratin IF Proteins.- 11. Structural Features of Keratin Intermediate Filaments.- Physiological Factors and Hair Growth.- 12. Factors Influencing Cellular Events in the Wool Follicle.- 13. The Influence of Absorbed Nutrients on Wool Growth.- 14. The Scope for Manipulation of Fermentative Digestion in the Rumen to Improve Ruminant Production.- 15. The Effect of the Drug Minoxidil on Hair Growth.- Aberrations of Hair Growth.- 16. Variations in Wool Follicle Morphology.- 17. Follicular Malfunctions and Resultant Effects on Wool Fibres.- 18. Effect of Mutations on the Proteins of Wool and Hair.- 19. Genetic Diseases, Hair Structure and Elemental Content.- Keratin Genes.- 20. The Differential Expression of Keratin Genes in Human Epidermal Cells.- 21. Sequential Changes in Gene Expression during Epidermal Differentiation.- 22. Keratin Gene Expression in Wool Fibre Development.- 23. Evolutionary Trees of Intermediate Filament Proteins.- Growth and Differentiation.- 24. Growth Factors, Cell-Cell and Cell-Matrix Interactions in Skin during Follicle Development and Growth.- 25. The Reaction-Diffusion System as a Spatial Organizer during Initiation and Development of Hair Follicles and Formation of the Fibre.- 26. The Cultured Murine Epidermal Keratinocyte and Studies of Differentiation.- 27. Cross-Linked Envelopes: Keratinocyte Transglutaminase.- 28. Desmosomal Proteins and Cytokeratins in the Hair Follicle.- Prospects for the Future.- 29. Genetic Engineering of Rumen Bacteria.- 30. Engineering Ruminai Flora for Improved Protein Quality.- 31. Potential of Transgenic Plants for Improved Amino Acid Supply for Wool Growth.- 32. Isolation of Microbial Genes for Cysteine Synthesis and Prospects for their Use in Increasing Wool Growth.- 33. The Creation of Transgenic Sheep for Increased Wool Productivity.- 34. Efficient Creation of Transgenic Sheep: The Challenge for the Cell Biologist.- 35. Priorities for Production Research.- 36. Future Problems in Wool Structure and Textile Research.