Adenosine increases anagen hair growth and thick hairs in Japanese women with female pattern hair loss: A pilot, double‐blind, randomized, placebo‐controlled trial

@article{Oura2008AdenosineIA,
  title={Adenosine increases anagen hair growth and thick hairs in Japanese women with female pattern hair loss: A pilot, double‐blind, randomized, placebo‐controlled trial},
  author={H. Oura and Masato Iino and Y. Nakazawa and M. Tajima and R. Ideta and Y. Nakaya and S. Arase and J. Kishimoto},
  journal={The Journal of Dermatology},
  year={2008},
  volume={35}
}
Adenosine upregulates the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor and fibroblast growth factor‐7 in cultured dermal papilla cells. It has been shown that, in Japanese men, adenosine improves androgenetic alopecia due to the thickening of thin hair due to hair follicle miniaturization. To investigate the efficacy and safety of adenosine treatment to improve hair loss in women, 30 Japanese women with female pattern hair loss were recruited for this double‐blind, randomized, placebo… Expand
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