News: Prostaglandin analogs for hair growth: great expectations.
The following is an abstract from Pubmed. Follow the link below the abstract for a full text article. The article focuses on Latanoprost, but points to prostaglins as a potentially very beneficial avenue to follow for the treatment of hair loss. Hopefully more research into prostaglandins as hair loss treatments will occur. The article speculates that Minoxidil's ability to grow hair may reside in its ability to increase prostaglandin activity:
Dermatol Online J. 2003 Aug;9(3):7.
Wolf R, Matz H, Zalish M, Pollack A, Orion E.
Dermatology Unit, Kaplan Medical Center, Rechovot, Israel. firstname.lastname@example.org
Latanoprost, a prostaglandin analog, has been reported to stimulate eyelash growth in patients using it in eye preparations for glaucoma and body and scalp hair growth when used topically in various animal models. Will prostaglandin analogs be the next agents used for forms of alopecia?
PMID: 12952754 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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