Hair growth stimulatory effect by a combination of 5-aminolevulinic acid and iron ion.

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BACKGROUND 5-Aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) is a precursor of a tetrapyrrole compound. 5-ALA has been used for photodynamic therapy as well as for plant growth. 5-ALA and iron ion are precursors of heme, which is incorporated into hemoglobin and cytochrome. AIM To explore the possible application of a 5-ALA and iron ion admixture on hair growth in mice… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2008.03783.x

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@article{Morokuma2008HairGS, title={Hair growth stimulatory effect by a combination of 5-aminolevulinic acid and iron ion.}, author={Yuki Morokuma and Masashi Yamazaki and Tatsuo Maeda and Ikuyo Yoshino and Masahiro Ishizuka and Tohru Tanaka and Yoshiyasu Ito and Ryoji Tsuboi}, journal={International journal of dermatology}, year={2008}, volume={47 12}, pages={1298-303} }