A role for the androgen receptor in collagen content of the skin.

@article{Markova2004ARF,
  title={A role for the androgen receptor in collagen content of the skin.},
  author={Marina S Markova and Joseph Zeskand and Benjamin J. McEntee and Jay L. Rothstein and Sergio A Jimenez and Linda D Siracusa},
  journal={The Journal of investigative dermatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={123 6},
  pages={1052-6}
}
Collagen, the major macromolecular component of skin, is responsible for maintaining the structural integrity of the tissue as well as for providing important functional characteristics, such as pliability and thickness. We have been studying the structure and regulation of collagen in mouse mutations affecting the skin. In the course of these studies, we found that there are significant differences in collagen content between the skin of wild-type male and female mice, which become evident at… CONTINUE READING

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