Effects of shampoo and water washing on hair cortisol concentrations.
Summary of "Effects of shampoo and water washing on hair cortisol concentrations."
Measurement of cortisol in hair is an emerging biomarker for chronic stress in human and nonhuman primates. Currently unknown, however, is the extent of potential cortisol loss from hair that has been repeatedly exposed to shampoo and/or water.
Neuroscience and Behavior Graduate Program, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-9271, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21034727
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cca.2010.10.019
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
The washing of a body cavity or surface by flowing water or solution for therapy or diagnosis.
Cytoplasmic proteins that specifically bind glucocorticoids and mediate their cellular effects. The glucocorticoid receptor-glucocorticoid complex acts in the nucleus to induce transcription of DNA. Glucocorticoids were named for their actions on blood glucose concentration, but they have equally important effects on protein and fat metabolism. Cortisol is the most important example.
The immersion or washing of the body or any of its parts in water or other medium for cleansing or medical treatment. It includes bathing for personal hygiene as well as for medical purposes with the addition of therapeutic agents, such as alkalines, antiseptics, oil, etc.
Mineralocorticoid Excess Syndrome, Apparent
A hereditary disease characterized by childhood onset HYPERTENSION, hypokalemic alkalosis, and low RENIN and ALDOSTERONE secretion. It results from a defect in the activity of the 11-BETA-HYDROXYSTEROID DEHYDROGENASE TYPE 2 enzyme which results in inadequate conversion of CORTISOL to CORTISONE. The build up of unprocessed cortisol to levels that stimulate MINERALOCORTICOID RECEPTORS creates the appearance of having excessive MINERALOCORTICOIDS.
Hair grooming and cleansing aids or other products meant for topical application to hair, usually human. They include sprays, bleaches, conditioners, rinses, shampoos, nutrient lotions, etc.
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