Researchers Hone In On Vitamin D’s Role in Hair Growth

Researchers Hone In On Vitamin D’s Role in Hair Growth

A considerable portion of the research on baldness prevention is now honing in on the role of vitamin D in hair growth. A receptor to which the vitamin binds is responsible for activating hair growth. In a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, researchers reported that a molecule called MED is associated with suppression of the receptor’s actions. Mice without MED appeared to grow more hair, thus providing researchers a future target for hair replacement therapies. Other scientists, in a paper published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, discovered that the LEF1 molecule also can cause activation of the vitamin D receptor without vitamin D even being present.

By | 2019-01-08T09:20:50+00:00 October 26th, 2012|News|0 Comments

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