Fight Against Male Patterned Baldness
US News recently published an article talking about a newly discovered protein responsible for male patterned baldness. Researchers at University of Pennsylvania medical school analyzed more than 25000 genes and found one in particular that produces an enzyme that produces a specific protein known as the PGD2 protein. Protein PGD2 levels were much higher in men that experienced baldness.
Treatments have been released before such as Latisse, which treats the PDF2 protein and Rogaine, which treats the PDE2 protein. Researchers are now trying to find treatments to lower levels of PDG2 protein. Doctors are saying not to stop Rogaine or Latisse but they are making patients aware that these medications are that effective based on new research.