Volume 89 Issue 9 | p. 49 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 28, 2011

Peptide Induces Hair Regrowth In Mice

Astressin B helps genetically altered mice to regain skin pigmentation and regrow nearly all their hair
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: alopecia, stress, hair loss, astressin B, corticotropin-releasing factor

For people who suffer from hair loss due to chronic stress, help might be on the way, according to a research team led by Million Mulugeta of UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine (PLoS One, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0016377). The scientists recently stumbled upon a potential new treatment for alopecia while testing the effects of the 41-residue peptide astressin B on the gastrointestinal function of stressed mice. Engineered to overexpress stress-associated corticotropin-releasing factor . . .

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