Influence on Hair Growth

  • Howard Maibach
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Several mutations affecting hair growth or quality have been reported in the laboratory mouse (Holland 1988), among them “alopecia” (Dicke 1955), “alopecia periodica” (Tutikawa 1952), “crinkled” (Falconer et al. 1951), “frizzy” (Falconer and Snell 1952), “fuzzy” (Mann 1964), “rhino” (Mann 1971), “naked” (Raphael et al. 1982), “nude” (Flenagen 1966; Buhl et al. 1990; Militzer 2001), “ragged” (Slee 1962), androchronogenetic alopecia (AGA) mouse (Matias et al. 1989), aging C3H/HeJ mice (Sundberg et al. 1994), SPF-ASH mice (Shimada et al. 1994), “nackt” (Benavides et al. 1998), and transgenic mice overexpressing homeobox gene MSX-2 (Jiang et al. 1999). Kligman (1988, 1998) used the Skh-hairless mouse as a model for evaluating promoters of hair growth.


Hair Growth Alopecia Areata Normal Human Keratinocytes Dermal Papilla Cell Testosterone Propionate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUC San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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