Stress inhibits hair growth in mice by induction of premature catagen development and deleterious perifollicular inflammatory events via neuropeptide substance P-dependent pathways.

@article{Arck2003StressIH,
  title={Stress inhibits hair growth in mice by induction of premature catagen development and deleterious perifollicular inflammatory events via neuropeptide substance P-dependent pathways.},
  author={Petra Clara Arck and Bori Handjiski and Eva Milena Johanne Peters and Anita S Peter and Evelin Hagen and Axel Fischer and Burghard F. Klapp and Ralf Paus},
  journal={The American journal of pathology},
  year={2003},
  volume={162 3},
  pages={803-14}
}
It has been much disputed whether or not stress can cause hair loss (telogen effluvium) in a clinically relevant manner. Despite the paramount psychosocial importance of hair in human society, this central, yet enigmatic and controversial problem of clinically applied stress research has not been systematically studied in appropriate animal models. We now… CONTINUE READING