Alopecia areata is a condition in which the immune system attacks an individual’s own hair follicles, causing hair loss. The key players in this story are regulatory T cells, whose role has been studied for a long time in the context of autoimmune diseases.
About PhD. Raquel Cuevas-Díaz Durán
Biotechnology and Genomics.
Entries by PhD. Raquel Cuevas-Díaz Durán
Discover how stem cells in hair follicles, known as outer bulb stem cells and dermal papilla, control the hair cycle and how their dysregulation can trigger hair disorders. Explore how science and stem cell therapy are opening new doors in the treatment of alopecia and baldness.
The human body is colonized by trillions of microorganisms, collectively referred to as “microbiota”. In humans, microbiota inhabits diverse locations in our body such as the mouth, nasal cavities, skin, gastrointestinal tract, urogenital tract, respiratory tract, vagina, and other places. Due to advances in sequencing technologies in the last decade, a huge amount of research […]
Vitamin D plays an important role in calcium homeostasis and bone health. It has been demonstrated that vitamin D is also associated with several autoimmune diseases such as lupus, type I diabetes mellitus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, vitiligo, and psoriasis among others [Hewison, 2012]. Deficiencies in vitamin D may derive in abnormal autoimmunity responses [Arnson, […]
We are currently in the midst of a pandemic situation orchestrated by the SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19) virus. The name SARS stands for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and CoV2 indicates that the virus belongs to the family of Coronaviridae. Coronaviruses are characterized for having a surface covered with protrusions called spikes, giving them a crown-like appearance. Genomic […]
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