Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Dr. Lu Le, at UT Southwestern Might Have Found the Gene to Create Hair

Hmm, male pattern baldness might be a thing of the past.
The researchers found that a protein called KROX20, more commonly associated with nerve development, in this case turns on in skin cells that become the hair shaft.
UT Southwestern researchers will now try to find out if the KROX20 in cells and the SCF gene stop working properly as people age, leading to the graying and hair thinning seen in older people – as well as in male pattern baldness, Dr. Le said.
There might be no more gray hair or baldness. JNJ might need to eventually plug the revenue hole from Rogaine sometime in the future.

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