Assessment of vitamin D receptors in alopecia areata and androgenetic alopecia.

@article{Fawzi2016AssessmentOV,
  title={Assessment of vitamin D receptors in alopecia areata and androgenetic alopecia.},
  author={Marwa Mohsen Fawzi and Sara Bahaa Mahmoud and Shereen Fathi Ahmed and Olfat Gamil Shaker},
  journal={Journal of cosmetic dermatology},
  year={2016},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={318-323}
}
BACKGROUND Alopecia areata (AA) is a frequent autoimmune disease, the pathogenesis of which is still unknown. Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is a noncicatricial type of patterned hair loss. Expression of vitamin D receptors (VDRs) on keratinocytes is essential for maintenance of normal hair cycle, especially anagen initiation. OBJECTIVE To assess VDRs in the skin and blood of AA and AGA patients, in order to evaluate their possible role in these hair diseases. METHODS This study recruited 20… CONTINUE READING

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