Inhibiting enzymes in hair follicles restores hair growth

Inhibiting enzymes in hair follicles restores hair growth
A new study has revealed that, blocking Janus kinase (JAK) family of enzymes in hair follicles that are in a resting state promotes rapid hair growth. Drugs known as JAK inhibitors could be used to restore hair growth when hair follicles are trapped in a resting state and also in male pattern baldness. The researchers have found that JAK inhibitors rapidly awakened the resting follicles out of dormancy resulting in rapid hair growth in mice. Trials are under way to make the drugs commercially available to humans affected by hair loss disorders.
How to cite this article:
Hameedunissa Begum Shariff. Inhibiting enzymes in hair follicles restores hair growth . BioLim O-Media. 21 March, 2017. 5(3).
Available from: http://archive.biolim.org/omedia/read/BOMA0202.