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J Invest Dermatol. 2013 Feb;133(2):285-6. doi: 10.1038/jid.2012.441.

Retinoids putting the "a" in alopecia.

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Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA.

Abstract

Vitamin A (vitA) has many roles in human biology. With respect to hair, knockout mice for vitA receptor, hairless, and vitamin D genes have similar phenotypes, and follicle loss occurs during catagen. Hypovitaminosis A from inadequate vitA intake causes hair loss. This work suggests that dietary vitA may have a role in precipitating and maintaining alopecias as well.

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23318784
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10.1038/jid.2012.441
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