Hyoseung Shin, Chong Hyun Won, Woon-Kyung Chung and Byung-Soon Park* Pages 524 - 530 ( 7 )
Background: The primary roles of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are to maintain the stem cell niche, facilitate recovery after injury, and ensure healthy aging and the homeostasis of organ and tissues. MSCs have recently emerged as a new therapeutic option for hair loss.
Objective: Since adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) are the most accessible sources of MSCs, ADSCbased hair regeneration is investigated. Besides replacing degenerated cells in affected organs, ADSCs exhibit their beneficial effects through the paracrine actions of various cytokines and growth factors.
Results: Several laboratory experiments and animal studies have shown that ADSC-related proteins can stimulate hair growth. In addition, we introduce our clinical pilot studies using conditioned media of ADSCs for pattern hair loss in men and women.
Conclusion: We believe that conditioned media of ADSCs represents a promising alternative therapeutic strategy for hair loss. We also discuss practical therapeutic challenges and the direction of future research.
Adipose-derived stem cell, alopecia, conditioned media, female pattern hair loss, hair loss, hair regeneration, male pattern hair loss, mesenchymal stem cell.
Mapo Gongdeok S&U Dermatology Clinic, Seoul, Department of Dermatology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Cellpark Dermatology Clinic, Seoul, Cellpark Dermatology Clinic, Seoul, Korea, 212 Dosandae-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06047