The following peer-reviewed articles discuss multiple aspects of microbiology and pre-clinical experimentation related to the influence of potassium channels on hair growth. Each of the listed articles is relevant to the Research and Development of our products and/or is authored by a member of our Scientific Advisory Board. The articles are listed here to summarize the depth and breadth of scientific inquiry that stands behind Oxford Biolabs.
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- Potassium channel openers and other regulators of KATP channels, Challinor-Rogers JL et al, Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol. 1994 Aug;21(8):583-97.
- Ion Channel Pharmacology
- Potassium Channel Conductance: A Mechanism Affecting Hair Growth both In Vitro and In Vivo
- Human hair follicles contain two forms of ATP- sensitive potassium channels, only one of which is sensitive to minoxidil, Shorter K et al, FASEB J. 2008 Jun;22(6):1725-36.
- KATP channel therapeutics at the bedside
- Minoxidil-Induced Hair Growth is Mediated by Adenosine in Cultured Dermal Papilla Cells: Possible Involvement of Sulfonylurea Receptor 2B as a Target of Minoxidil, Li M et al, J Invest Dermatol. 2001 Dec;117(6):1594-600.
- L-Carnitine–L-tartrate promotes human hair growth in vitro, Foitzik K et al, Exp Dermatol. 2007 Nov;16(11):936-45.
- Molecular mechanisms of androgenetic alopecia
- Novel and Established Potassium Channel Openers Stimulate Hair Growth In Vitro: Implications for their Modes of Action in Hair Follicles, Davies GC et al, J Invest Dermatol. 2005 Apr;124(4):686-94.
- Minoxidil: mechanisms of action on hair growth, Messenger AG et al, Br J Dermatol. 2004 Feb;150(2):186-94.
- Antiviral effects of amantadine and iminosugar derivatives against hepatitis C virus. Steinmann E et al, Hepatology. 2007 Aug;46(2):330-8.
- NEW: The influence of different lipid environments on the structure and function of the hepatitis C virus p7 ion channel protein, Whitfield T et al, Mol Membr Biol. 2011 Aug;28(5):254-64. doi: 10.3109/09687688.2011.581253. Epub 2011 May 23.