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The hair cycle consists of three defined stages - growth, followed by regression and rest.
It is anticipated that the "hairless" discovery will lead dermatology researchers to a better understanding of the genetic control of the hair cycle as the work unfolds.
Scientists hope that by studying the hair cycle they will learn to control the growth and regeneration of hair and skin, But whether the goal is to slow the balding process in men, increase wool production in sheep or stop skin cell proliferation in cancer patients, the key lies in understanding the molecular signals that regulate the cycle of growth and rest.
In this study, a small molecule Hedgehog agonist, when topically formulated and applied to the skin, triggers the transition of hair follicles from the resting to the growth phase of the hair cycle.
The results of the study show that a topically applied small molecule agonist of the Hedgehog signaling pathway can stimulate the transition of hair follicles from the resting to the growth stage of the hair cycle.