Confirmation of the association between male pattern baldness and the androgen receptor gene

Eur J Dermatol. Sep-Oct 2005;15(5):339-40.


Male pattern baldness (MPB) is a common phenomenon with a complex mode of inheritance. A recent report has implicated the androgen receptor gene in MPB, but this result has not been confirmed. We analyzed a silent polymorphism in the androgen receptor gene (AR) in a group of 41 bald males and 39 non-bald males, and found a significant association (p < 0.0026), thus confirming the previously reported association between MPB and the AR gene.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Alopecia / genetics*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide*
  • Receptors, Androgen / genetics*


  • Receptors, Androgen