Scientists Find Enzyme Implicated In Male-Pattern Baldness.

Scientists Find Enzyme Implicated In Male-Pattern Baldness.

The UK’s Telegraph (8/20, Adams) reports, “Scientists have found a single enzyme has a major role to play in male-pattern baldness,” according to research published earlier this year in the journal Science Translational Medicine. In 17 men with thinning hair, researchers screened 250 genes that could play a role in hair loss and found that “an enzyme, called prostaglandin D2 (PGD2), instructed follicles to stop producing hair.” In fact, “PGD2 levels were three times higher in bald spots than in hairy areas.” The discovery may lead to a targeted treatment for hair loss.

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