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Another possible strategy for combating androgenetic alopecia in the future could involve harnessing a molecular phenomenon known as RNA interference (RNAi) to block the expression of the genes that cause hair loss in the first place.
Molecular Biology 101: What is RNA?
Ribonucleic acid (RNA) is a biological polymer that is essential for all known forms of life. One type of RNA, known as messenger RNA (mRNA), carries genetic information derived from DNA (the master genetic "blueprint") out of the cell nucleus to the cytoplasm where it is translated into proteins (e.g., receptors or enzymes).
(For more details on RNA check out the entry on Wikipedia.)
The Science Behind RNAi
Years of research on gene expression in plants, worms, and eventually mammals, have led to the understanding that small fragments of nucleic acids like RNA can specifically block the production of any given protein in a cell.1
Small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) are short fragments of RNA, approximately 19-23 nucleotides in length, which recognize and bind to specific sequences in a target mRNA and recruit RNAi machinery (including an enzyme called "Dicer") that chop up the target mRNA. Once the mRNA is cleaved, it can no longer be translated into the corresponding protein it encodes. With the sequencing of the human genome completed, siRNA sequences can be designed to specifically target almost any gene.
RNAi technology could be utilized in the context of treating androgenetic alopecia to inhibit the production of proteins that are involved in hair loss or that slow the growth of hair.
Given the widely recognized role of dihydrotestosterone in hair follicle miniaturization and pattern hair loss, two particularly attractive targets for RNAi therapy are the androgen receptor (AR) and the 5-alpha reductase enzymes.