A mesodermal signaling center of the hair follicle consisting of closely packed specialized mesenchymal fibroblasts. Framed by the enlarged bulb matrix in anagen. [ https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2008.12.005 ]

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Term information



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editor note

consider adding grouping class for TAO:0001995 ! papilla

external ontology notes

ncit has 'hair papilla' as part of hypodermis

function notes

Blood vessels in the dermal papillae nourish all hair follicles and bring nutrients and oxygen to the lower layers of epidermal cells.

has exact synonym

dermal papillae
follicular papilla

has related synonym

papilla corii
hair papilla
dermal papilla cell
skin papilla
papilla dermatis
papilla of corium
papillae dermis
hair follicle dermal papilla
papilla dermis



taxon notes

In humans, at the surface of the skin in hands and feet, they appear as epidermal or papillary ridges (colloquially known as fingerprints)