Many studies link the development of androgen-related disorders to the overexpression of two proteins, 5α-reductase and androgen receptor (AR). In this commentary, we use microcompetition to explain how common latent viruses can cause transcription factor deficiency, overexpression of 5α-reductase and AR, and male-pattern baldness.
Journal of cosmetic dermatology. 2018 Jul 17 [Epub ahead of print]
Hanan Polansky, Emily H Kestenbaum
The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD), Valley Cottage, New York.