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Ann Dermatol. 2016 Jun;28(3):327-34. doi: 10.5021/ad.2016.28.3.327. Epub 2016 May 25.

Epigallocatechin Gallate-Mediated Alteration of the MicroRNA Expression Profile in 5α-Dihydrotestosterone-Treated Human Dermal Papilla Cells.

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1
Korea Institute for Skin and Clinical Sciences and Molecular-Targeted Drug Research Center, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea.
2
Department of Dermatology, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
3
KISCS Incorporated, Cheongju, Korea.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) induces androgenic alopecia by shortening the hair follicle growth phase, resulting in hair loss. We previously demonstrated how changes in the microRNA (miRNA) expression profile influenced DHT-mediated cell death, cell cycle arrest, cell viability, the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), and senescence. Protective effects against DHT have not, however, been elucidated at the genome level.

OBJECTIVE:

We showed that epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a major component of green tea, protects DHT-induced cell death by regulating the cellular miRNA expression profile.

METHODS:

We used a miRNA microarray to identify miRNA expression levels in human dermal papilla cells (DPCs). We investigated whether the miRNA expression influenced the protective effects of EGCG against DHT-induced cell death, growth arrest, intracellular ROS levels, and senescence.

RESULTS:

EGCG protected against the effects of DHT by altering the miRNA expression profile in human DPCs. In addition, EGCG attenuated DHT-mediated cell death and growth arrest and decreased intracellular ROS levels and senescence. A bioinformatics analysis elucidated the relationship between the altered miRNA expression and EGCG-mediated protective effects against DHT.

CONCLUSION:

Overall, our results suggest that EGCG ameliorates the negative effects of DHT by altering the miRNA expression profile in human DPCs.

KEYWORDS:

Epigallocatechin gallate; Human dermal papilla cells; MicroRNAs

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