TLDR Stump-tailed macaque best for researching hair loss causes and treatments.
This document explores various in vivo models for studying androgenetic alopecia, including rodent models, human skin grafts to mice, and the stump-tailed macaque. The stump-tailed macaque is the most commonly used and useful model. These models offer opportunities for researching the causes and treatment of this type of hair loss. The paper also discusses the use of animal models to study and test new therapies for androgenetic alopecia.View this study on sciencedirect.com →
Testosterone can slow down hair growth when combined with certain cells from bald scalps, and this effect can be blocked by an androgen receptor blocker.
Minoxidil promotes hair growth but stops working when discontinued.
Stump-tailed macaque best for researching hair loss causes and treatments.