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New Hairloss Gene Discovered


#1

May 2007

Scientists from the Institute of General Genetics have discovered the reason of growing bald, a hereditary disease called hypotrichosis, partial or full hair loss.

Researchers have found a direct cause of said disease – defect in the gene, coding phospholipase H LIPH enzyme.

Phospholipase is an enzyme, participating in synthesis of bioactive lipids, and is produced in hair follicles and in sites, containing stem cells.

50 families with members, suffering from hypotrichosis, and healthy ones have taken part in tests, which showed all bald people having said gene defect.

Scientists consider this gene playing an important role in hair growth regulation.

The enzyme is a promising target for finding new ways to cure hair loss.

Probably see cures from this 15 years down the line :wink: .


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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6661849.stm


#3

Isnt Cotsarelis friends with intercytex ,why did he set up follica?