Steroid 5α-reductase inhibitory activity and hair regrowth effects of an extract from boehmeria nipononivea

Kuniyoshi Shimizu, Ryuichiro Kondo, Kokki Sakai, Yoshihiro Shoyama, Hiroaki Sato, Tetsuya Ueno

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Abstract

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

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)875-877
Number of pages3
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Volume64
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry

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