Genetic variants at 20p11 confer risk to androgenetic alopecia in the Chinese Han population.

TitleGenetic variants at 20p11 confer risk to androgenetic alopecia in the Chinese Han population.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsLiang B, Yang C, Zuo X, Li Y, Ding Y, Sheng Y, Zhou F, Cheng H, Zheng X, Chen G, Zhu Z, Zhu J, Fu X, Wang T, Dong Y, Duan D, Tang X, Tang H, Gao J, Sun L, Yang S, Zhang X
JournalPloS one
Volume8
Issue8
Paginatione71771
Date Published2013
Abstract

Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is a well-characterized type of progressive hair loss commonly seen in men, with different prevalences in different ethnic populations. It is generally considered to be a polygenic heritable trait. Several susceptibility genes/loci, such as AR/EDA2R, HDAC9 and 20p11, have been identified as being involved in its development in European populations. In this study, we aim to validate whether these loci are also associated with AGA in the Chinese Han population.

DOI10.1155/2013/304029
Alternate JournalPLoS ONE