The Hair Follicle: A Paradoxical Androgen Target Organ

@article{Randall2000TheHF,
  title={The Hair Follicle: A Paradoxical Androgen Target Organ},
  author={Valerie Anne Randall and Nigel A. Hibberts and M. Julie Thornton and K. Hamada and Alison E. Merrick and Shoji Kato and Terry Jenner and Isobel De Oliveira and Andrew G Messenger},
  journal={Hormone Research in Paediatrics},
  year={2000},
  volume={54},
  pages={243 - 250}
}
Androgens are the main regulator of normal human hair growth. After puberty, they promote transformation of vellus follicles, producing tiny, unpigmented hairs, to terminal ones, forming larger pigmented hairs, in many areas, e.g. the axilla. However, they have no apparent effect on the eyelashes, but can cause the opposite transformation on the scalp leading to the replacement of terminal hairs by vellus ones and the gradual onset of androgenetic alopecia. This paradox appears to be an unique… 

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