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Genetic variants at 20p11 confer risk to androgenetic alopecia in the Chinese Han population.
|Title||Genetic variants at 20p11 confer risk to androgenetic alopecia in the Chinese Han population.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Liang 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|
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.
|Alternate Journal||PLoS ONE|