Effect of Morus alba extract for hair growth promotion in C57BL/6 mouse

C57BL/6 mouse에서 뽕나무 추출물의 모발성장효과

  • Jung, Juyoung (Department of Biotechnology and BK21 Research Team for Protein Activity Control, Chosun University) ;
  • Park, Jaeyoung (Department of Biotechnology and BK21 Research Team for Protein Activity Control, Chosun University) ;
  • Cheong, Hyeonsook (Department of Biotechnology and BK21 Research Team for Protein Activity Control, Chosun University)
  • 정주영 (조선대학교 자연과학대학 생명공학과) ;
  • 박재영 (조선대학교 자연과학대학 생명공학과) ;
  • 정현숙 (조선대학교 자연과학대학 생명공학과)
  • Received : 2008.04.04
  • Accepted : 2008.06.15
  • Published : 2008.06.30

Abstract

Morus alba has been well known for its tonic effect or preventing of hypertension, aging, or diabetes mellitus in Asian countries. To evaluate the its effect on hair growth promotion, we performed the hair regrowth experiment with leaf, branch, root and fruit extract of Morus alba on animal model of C57BL/6 mouse. The hair regrowth effect was remarkable in the mouse treated branch and root extract (with what %), however, little effect on hair regrowth appeared on the mouse treated with leaf extract. Morus alba extract displayed antibacterial effects on Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas and Candida albicans. These results indicated that branch and root extract of Morus alba could be applicable for hair regrowth or prevention of hair loss in human.