Article Publish Status: FREE
Abstract Title:

Liposomal honokiol promotes hair growth via activating Wnt3a/β-catenin signaling pathway and down regulating TGF-β1 in C57BL/6N mice.

Abstract Source:

Biomed Pharmacother. 2021 Jun 5 ;141:111793. Epub 2021 Jun 5. PMID: 34098216

Abstract Author(s):

Shenglan Li, Jinyi Chen, Feng Chen, Ce Wang, Xiaodi Guo, Can Wang, Yaqiong Fan, Yali Wang, Yichen Peng, Wenbin Li

Article Affiliation:

Shenglan Li


Liposomal honokiol isolated from the genus Magnolia has been found to have antiangiogenic, anti-inflammatory and antitumor properties. However, there has no report on its role in hair growth. Hair follicles are life-long cycled organelles that go through from anagen, catagen and telogen stages and are regulated by diverse signaling pathways, including Wnt/β-catenin, Notch, Epidermal growth factor (EGF) and Sonic hegehog (SHH). Wnt signals are essential for the initiation of hair follicle placode development and a new potential target of hair loss treatment. This study was designed to investigate the effect of liposomal honokiol (Lip-honokiol) on inducing hair anagen. We identified the hair grew out in advance in the shaving area of C57BL/6N mice after the treatment of liposomal honokiol (Lip-honokiol) by daily abdominal injection. We first demonstrated that Lip-Honokiol activated the Wnt3a/β-catenin pathway and downregulated the transforminggrowth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) to promote hair growth in mice via immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence staining. These findings suggest that Lip-honokiol activated the Wnt/β-catenin pathway and accelerated the transfer from the telogen to anagen stage and finally promoted the hair growth.

Study Type : Animal Study

Print Options

Key Research Topics

Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get Nature's Evidence-Based Pharmacy

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Download Now

500+ pages of Natural Medicine Alternatives and Information.

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

© Copyright 2008-2022 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.