Using alopecia areata (aa) patients’ sera to identify antigens that are the targets of aa patients’ autoantibodies
To identify alopecia areata antibody targets.
This study may identify what the immune system is attacking that results in alopecia areata and possible therapy approaches to block the destruction of hair follicles.
Sequence DNA, create libraries and look for candidate targets in alopecia areata blood samples from the Registry. Registry samples were processed at Columbia University and sent to Dr. Dai in November 2013. Dr .Dai will have results to share soon.