John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Influence of estrogens on the androgen metabolism in different subunits of human hair follicles Volume 11, numéro 3, May - June 2001

Department of Dermatology, Philipp University, Deutschhausstraße 9, D-35033 Marburg, Germany.
  • Page(s) : 195-8
  • Année de parution : 2001

Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) can be defined as a dihydrotestosterone (DHT)-mediated process, characterized by continuous miniaturization of androgen sensitive hair follicles (HF). The aim of AGA treatment is to reverse or to stop the process of HF miniaturization, which can be accomplished by modifiers of the androgen signal transduction cascade such as 5alpha-reductase (5alpha-R) inhibitors or androgen receptor blockers. Currently available systemic [...]