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Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) occurs in genetically prone men and women and is defined by a pattern-related, non-scarring shrinkage of the hair follicle. It is estimated that up to 80% of men and 50% of women will be affected by AGA at some stage in their lives. The underlying pathophysiology may be traced back to the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase, which is responsible for conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a more powerful androgen, and its accumulation in hair follicles leads to hair loss. The therapeutic approach for treating AGA mainly relies on the inhibition of 5-alpha-reductase. Allium cepa (onion) extract is in trend as a natural remedy for the treatment of AGA. The study aims at In silico and ADME/T analysis of active compounds present in onion extract against 5-alpha-reductase to evaluate and visualize protein-ligand interaction.
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