Do Genes Cause Male Pattern Baldness And, If So, Which Ones?October 28th, 2008
Q: What are the genes that cause male pattern baldness?
A: At this time the genes that actually cause hair loss are still unknown. However, there are two gene loci, recently identified, that appear to be associated with common baldness. The first is on the Androgen Receptor (AR) gene carried on the x-chromosome and the second is a non-sex chromosome 20p11.Related Posts:
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Topic: Genetics of Hair Loss
Tags: Androgen Receptor, Chromosome 20, Chromosome 20p11, Genes, Genetic Hair Loss, Male Pattern Baldness, X Chromosome Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on October 28th, 2008 at 11:10 am