Therapeutic strategies for treating hair loss

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

58 Scopus citations


Here, we sketch why significant progress in the as yet very unsatisfactory pharmacological management of hair loss demands more rational strategies for 'hair drug' development, which effectively target defined key events in hair follicle cycling and transformation. Chiefly, drugs need to be identified that serve as inhibitors of catagen, exogen and/or the terminal-to-vellus transformation, or that induce anagen. For this, identification of the relevant molecular controls of human hair follicle cycling is an essential prerequisite.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-110
Number of pages10
JournalDrug Discovery Today: Therapeutic Strategies
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery


Dive into the research topics of 'Therapeutic strategies for treating hair loss'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this