European Journal of Dermatology


Do androgens influence hair growth by altering the paracrine factors secreted by dermal papilla cells? Volume 11, numéro 4, July - August 2001

Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Bradford, Bradford, BD7 1DP, UK.
  • Page(s) : 315-20
  • Année de parution : 2001

Androgens are the main regulator of changes in human hair growth [1]. One of the first signs of puberty in both sexes is the gradual replacement of tiny vellus hairs in the pubic and axillary areas with longer, more pigmented intermediate forms and eventually the large, dark terminal hair characteristic of adulthood [2, 3]. These changes parallel the rise in plasma androgens in both sexes [4, 5]. Later, similar changes occur on the face, [...]