Danek Gartner Institute of Human Genetics, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel; affiliated to The Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
- Mots-clés : male pattern baldness, androgen receptor, single nucleotide polymorphism
- Page(s) : 339-40
- Année de parution : 2005
Male pattern baldness (MPB) is a common phenomenon with a complex mode of inheritance. A recent report has implicated the androgen receptor gene in MPB, but this result has not been confirmed. We analyzed a silent polymorphism in the androgen receptor gene (AR) in a group of 41 bald males and 39 non-bald males, and found a significant association (p < 0.0026), thus confirming the previously reported association between MPB and the AR gene.