M. W. Roomi, T. Kalinovsky, A. Niedzwiecki, M. Rath
Journal of Cellular Medicine and Natural Health, June 2016
Alopecia, a common, distressing occurrence in humans also occurs in rodents. Our main objective in this study was to examine the effects of a mixture of nutrients containing ascorbic acid, lysine, proline and green tea extract on hair growth in nude mice, since they are genetically predisposed to pattern balding. Prior to testing the nutrients on nude mice, we studied the effect of NM by diet and topical application on hair growth in shaved dorsal region of Swiss mice. Following one week of isolation, dorsal hairs were shaved with an electric shaver (3 x 2 cm) and removed from shaved area with PBS.