The C3H/HeJ model has long dominated basic alopecia areata (AA) in vivo research and has been used as proof-of-principle that Jak inhibitors are suitable agents for AA management in vivo. However, its histologic features are not typical of human AA, and it is questionable whether it is sufficiently clinically predictive for evaluating the therapeutic effects of candidate AA agents. Instead, the humanized mouse model of AA has been used to functionally demonstrate the role of key immune cells in AA pathogenesis and to discover human-specific pharmacologic targets in AA management. Therefore, we advocate the use of both models in future preclinical AA research.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of Investigative Dermatology Symposium Proceedings|
|State||Published - Nov 2020|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology