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J Cosmet Dermatol. 2018 Dec;17(6):1286-1287. doi: 10.1111/jocd.12710. Epub 2018 Jul 17.

Male-pattern baldness, common latent viruses, and microcompetition.

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The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD), Valley Cottage, New York.

Abstract

Many studies link the development of androgen-related disorders to the overexpression of two proteins, 5α-reductase and androgen receptor (AR). In this commentary, we use microcompetition to explain how common latent viruses can cause transcription factor deficiency, overexpression of 5α-reductase and AR, and male-pattern baldness.

KEYWORDS:

androgens; gene expression; latent virus; male-pattern baldness; microcompetition; transcription factor

PMID:
30019525
DOI:
10.1111/jocd.12710

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