UCI Scientists Identify Regulators of Hair Growth

Ayala Professor Maksim Plikus and Mathematics Professor Qing Nie have discovered that a critical cell signaling mechanism involved in developing body tissues also serves a role in regulating how hair grows in different areas of skin. Professor Plikus now seeks to home in on additional molecules that fine-tune part of the signaling mechanism and identify compounds to treat hair growth irregularities such as male pattern baldness. Their study appears in the journal eLife.


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