Jun 1, 2000

Steroid 5alpha-reductase inhibitory activity and hair regrowth effects of an extract from Boehmeria nipononivea

Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
K ShimizuT Ueno

Abstract

The acetone extract of Boehmeria nipononivea showed both potent 5alpha-reductase inhibitory activity and hair regrowth promotion effects on mice. 5alpha-Reductase inhibitory activity-guided fractionation led to six active fatty acids: alpha-linolenic, linoleic, palmitic, elaidic, oleic and stearic acids. The extract of B. nipononivea, and alphalinolenic, elaidic and stearic acids exhibited a hair regrowth effect.

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Stearic Acids
Srd5a1
Downy Hair
Acetone Measurement
3-oxo-5-alpha-steroid 4-dehydrogenase Activity
5alpha-reductase
Boehmeria
Saturated Fat
5-alpha Reductase Inhibitors
Chemical Fractionation

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