Scientists in South Korea believe they may be close to a cure for baldness. And it is not information from a late night infomercial.
A new study using a regrowth hormone was successful on mice.
Professor Kang-Yell Choi and his team out of Yonsei University, Seoul created a new biochemical which when tested upon the mice for 28 days was found to instigate new growth of hair and regeneration.
The biochemical, currently called 'PTD-DBM' works by preventing two proteins from binding. It is when the two proteins, CXXC-type zine finger protein 5, and dishevelled proteins bind, they disrupt the pathway in the body that controls follicle regeneration and wound healing.
PTD-DBM stopped the disruptors from "disrupting," and allowed hair regeneration to be productive.
Kang-Yell Choi wrote in his studies :
"We have found a protein that controls the hair growth and developed a new substance that promotes hair regeneration by controlling the function of the protein. We expect that the newly developed substance will contribute to the development of a drug that not only treats hair loss but also regenerate damaged skin tissues."
Sounds good so far. The next step is to check if PTD-DBM suffers from any toxic side effects. This research continues from studies published in August at the University of California, Los Angeles which identified a new way to activate stem cells to induce hair growth.
Baldness for men and women is a touchy subject and some are glad there could be some hope.
how abt funding cure for baldness? hair loss also afflicts mankind.— time traveler (@1wordcourage) November 13, 2017