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Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195500/new-developments-in-clinical-ischemic-stroke-prevention-and-treatment-and-their-imaging-implications
#1
Jeremy J Heit, Max Wintermark
Acute ischemic stroke results from blockage of a cerebral artery or impaired cerebral blood flow due to cervical or intracranial arterial stenosis. Ischemic stroke prevention seeks to minimize the risk of developing impaired cerebral perfusion by controlling vascular and cardiac disease risk factors. Similarly, ischemic stroke treatment aims to restore cerebral blood flow through recanalization of an occluded artery or dilation of a severely narrowed artery that supplies cerebral tissue. Stroke prevention and treatment are increasingly informed by imaging studies, and neurovascular and cerebral perfusion imaging has become essential in in guiding ischemic stroke prevention and treatment...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186430/cerebral-blood-flow-frontal-lobe-oxygenation-and-intra-arterial-blood-pressure-during-sprint-exercise-in-normoxia-and-severe-acute-hypoxia-in-humans
#2
David Curtelin, David Morales-Alamo, Rafael Torres-Peralta, Peter Rasmussen, Marcos Martin-Rincon, Mario Perez-Valera, Christoph Siebenmann, Ismael Pérez-Suárez, Evgenia Cherouveim, A William Sheel, Carsten Lundby, José Al Calbet
Cerebral blood flow (CBF) is regulated to secure brain O2 delivery while simultaneously avoiding hyperperfusion; however, both requisites may conflict during sprint exercise. To determine whether brain O2 delivery or CBF is prioritized, young men performed sprint exercise in normoxia and hypoxia (PIO2 = 73 mmHg). During the sprints, cardiac output increased to ∼22 L min(-1), mean arterial pressure to ∼131 mmHg and peak systolic blood pressure ranged between 200 and 304 mmHg. Middle-cerebral artery velocity (MCAv) increased to peak values (∼16%) after 7...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181842/the-effects-of-hypercapnia-on-cortical-capillary-transit-time-heterogeneity-cth-in-anesthetized-mice
#3
Eugenio Gutiérrez-Jiménez, Hugo Angleys, Peter Mondrup Rasmussen, Irene Klærke Mikkelsen, Kim Mouridsen, Leif Østergaard
Capillary flow patterns are highly heterogeneous in the resting brain. During hyperemia, capillary transit-time heterogeneity (CTH) decreases, in proportion to blood's mean transit time (MTT) in passive, compliant microvascular networks. Previously, we found that functional activation reduces the CTH:MTT ratio, suggesting that additional homogenization takes place through active neurocapillary coupling mechanisms. Here, we examine changes in the CTH:MTT ratio during hypercapnic hyperemia in anesthetized mice (C57Bl/6NTac), expecting that homogenization is smaller than during functional hyperemia...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178896/sequential-pet-estimation-of-cerebral-oxygen-metabolism-with-spontaneous-respiration-of-15-o-gas-in-mice-with-bilateral-common-carotid-artery-stenosis
#4
Takashi Temma, Makoto Yamazaki, Jun Miyanohara, Hisashi Shirakawa, Naoya Kondo, Kazuhiro Koshino, Shuji Kaneko, Hidehiro Iida
Positron emission tomography with (15)O-labeled gases ((15)O-PET) is important for in vivo measurement of cerebral oxygen metabolism both in clinical and basic settings. However, there are currently no reports concerning (15)O-PET in mice. Here, we developed an (15)O-PET method applicable to mice with spontaneous respiration of (15)O-gas without a tracheotomy catheter. Sequential (15)O-PET was also performed in a mouse model of chronic cerebral hypoperfusion with bilateral common carotid artery stenosis (BCAS) induced by placement of microcoils...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178891/up-regulation-of-cerebral-cytochrome-c-oxidase-and-hemodynamics-by-transcranial-infrared-laser-stimulation-a-broadband-near-infrared-spectroscopy-study
#5
Xinlong Wang, Fenghua Tian, Divya D Reddy, Sahil S Nalawade, Douglas W Barrett, Francisco Gonzalez-Lima, Hanli Liu
Transcranial infrared laser stimulation (TILS) is a noninvasive form of brain photobiomulation. Cytochrome-c-oxidase (CCO), the terminal enzyme in the mitochondrial electron transport chain, is hypothesized to be the primary intracellular photoacceptor. We hypothesized that TILS up-regulates cerebral CCO and causes hemodynamic changes. We delivered 1064-nm laser stimulation to the forehead of healthy participants ( n = 11), while broadband near-infrared spectroscopy was utilized to acquire light reflectance from the TILS-treated cortical region before, during, and after TILS...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178885/validation-of-an-automatic-reference-region-extraction-for-the-quantification-of-18-f-dpa-714-in-dynamic-brain-pet-studies
#6
Daniel García-Lorenzo, Sonia Lavisse, Claire Leroy, Catriona Wimberley, Benedetta Bodini, Philippe Remy, Mattia Veronese, Federico Turkheimer, Bruno Stankoff, Michel Bottlaender
There is a great need for a non-invasive methodology enabling the quantification of translocator protein overexpression in PET clinical imaging. [(18)F]DPA-714 has emerged as a promising translocator protein radiotracer as it is fluorinated, highly specific and returned reliable quantification using arterial input function. Cerebellum gray matter was proposed as reference region for simplified quantification; however, this method cannot be used when inflammation involves cerebellum. Here we adapted and validated a supervised clustering (supervised clustering algorithm (SCA)) for [(18)F]DPA-714 analysis...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155582/image-derived-input-function-estimation-on-a-tof-enabled-pet-mr-for-cerebral-blood-flow-mapping
#7
Mohammad Mehdi Khalighi, Timothy W Deller, Audrey Peiwen Fan, Praveen K Gulaka, Bin Shen, Prachi Singh, Jun-Hyung Park, Frederick T Chin, Greg Zaharchuk
(15)O-H2O PET imaging is an accurate method to measure cerebral blood flow (CBF) but it requires an arterial input function (AIF). Historically, image-derived AIF estimation suffers from low temporal resolution, spill-in, and spill-over problems. Here, we optimized tracer dose on a time-of-flight PET/MR according to the acquisition-specific noise-equivalent count rate curve. An optimized dose of 850 MBq of (15)O-H2O was determined, which allowed sufficient counts to reconstruct a short time-frame PET angiogram (PETA) during the arterial phase...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155572/exploring-the-role-of-microglia-in-cortical-spreading-depression-in-neurological-disease
#8
Mamoru Shibata, Norihiro Suzuki
Microglia play a pivotal role in innate immunity in the brain. During development, they mature from myeloerythroid progenitor cells in the yolk sac and colonize the brain to establish a resident population of tissue macrophages. In the postnatal brain, they exert phagocytosis and induce inflammatory response against invading pathogens. Microglia also act as guardians of brain homeostasis by surveying the microenvironment using motile processes. Cortical spreading depression (CSD) is a slowly propagating (2-5 mm/min) wave of rapid, near-complete depolarization of neurons and astrocytes followed by a period of electrical suppression of a distinct population of cortical neurons...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155571/the-augmentation-of-bk-channel-activity-by-nitric-oxide-signaling-in-rat-cerebral-arteries-involves-co-localized-regulatory-elements
#9
Barry D Kyle, Ramesh C Mishra, Andrew P Braun
Large conductance, Ca(2+)-activated K(+) (BK) channels control cerebrovascular tone; however, the regulatory processes influencing these channels remain poorly understood. Here, we investigate the cellular mechanisms underlying the enhancement of BK current in rat cerebral arteries by nitric oxide (NO) signaling. In isolated cerebral myocytes, BK current magnitude was reversibly increased by sodium nitroprusside (SNP, 100 μM) and sensitive to the BK channel inhibitor, penitrem-A (100 nM). Fostriecin (30 nM), a protein phosphatase type 2A (PP2A) inhibitor, significantly prolonged the SNP-induced augmentation of BK current and a similar effect was produced by sildenafil (30 nM), a phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitor...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151092/perfusion-alters-stiffness-of-deep-gray-matter
#10
Stefan Hetzer, Patric Birr, Andreas Fehlner, Sebastian Hirsch, Florian Dittmann, Eric Barnhill, Jürgen Braun, Ingolf Sack
Viscoelastic properties of the brain reflect tissue architecture at multiple length scales. However, little is known about the relation between vital tissue functions, such as perfusion, and the macroscopic mechanical properties of cerebral tissue. In this study, arterial spin labelling is paired with magnetic resonance elastography to investigate the relationship between tissue stiffness and cerebral blood flow (CBF) in the in vivo human brain. The viscoelastic modulus, | G*|, and CBF were studied in deep gray matter (DGM) of 14 healthy male volunteers in the following sub-regions: putamen, nucleus accumbens, hippocampus, thalamus, globus pallidus, and amygdala...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151041/differing-associations-between-a%C3%AE-accumulation-hypoperfusion-blood-brain-barrier-dysfunction-and-loss-of-pdgfrb-pericyte-marker-in-the-precuneus-and-parietal-white-matter-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#11
J Scott Miners, Isabel Schulz, Seth Love
Recent studies implicate loss of pericytes in hypoperfusion and blood-brain barrier (BBB) leakage in Alzheimer's disease (AD). In this study, we have measured levels of the pericyte marker, platelet-derived growth factor receptor-β (PDGFRB), and fibrinogen (to assess blood-brain barrier leakage), and analyzed their relationship to indicators of microvessel density (von Willebrand factor level), ante-mortem oxygenation (myelin-associated glycoprotein:proteolipid protein-1 ratio and vascular endothelial growth factor level), Aβ level and plaque load, in precuneus and underlying white matter from 49 AD to 37 control brains...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145808/characterization-of-the-l-glutamate-clearance-pathways-across-the-blood-brain-barrier-and-the-effect-of-astrocytes-in-an-in%C3%A2-vitro-blood-brain-barrier-model
#12
Hans Cc Helms, Blanca I Aldana, Simon Groth, Morten M Jensen, Helle S Waagepetersen, Carsten U Nielsen, Birger Brodin
The aim was to characterize the clearance pathways for L-glutamate from the brain interstitial fluid across the blood-brain barrier using a primary in vitro bovine endothelial/rat astrocyte co-culture. Transporter profiling was performed using uptake studies of radiolabeled L-glutamate with co-application of transporter inhibitors and competing amino acids. Endothelial abluminal L-glutamate uptake was almost abolished by co-application of an EAAT-1 specific inhibitor, whereas luminal uptake was inhibited by L-glutamate and L-aspartate (1 mM)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145796/identification-of-neurovascular-changes-associated-with-cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy-from-subject-specific-hemodynamic-response-functions
#13
Rebecca J Williams, Bradley G Goodyear, Stefano Peca, Cheryl R McCreary, Richard Frayne, Eric E Smith, G Bruce Pike
Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) is a small-vessel disease preferentially affecting posterior brain regions. Recent evidence has demonstrated the efficacy of functional MRI in detecting CAA-related neurovascular injury, however, it is unknown whether such perturbations are associated with changes in the hemodynamic response function (HRF). Here we estimated HRFs from two different brain regions from block design activation data, in light of recent findings demonstrating how block designs can accurately reflect HRF parameter estimates while maximizing signal detection...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139936/erratum
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January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139935/systemic-activation-of-toll-like-receptor-2-suppresses-mitochondrial-respiration-and-exacerbates-hypoxic-ischemic-injury-in-the-developing-brain
#15
Amin Mottahedin, Pernilla Svedin, Syam Nair, Carl-Johan Mohn, Xiaoyang Wang, Henrik Hagberg, Joakim Ek, Carina Mallard
Infection and inflammation are known risk factors for neonatal brain injury. Mycoplasma and Gram-positive bacteria, for which Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) plays a key role in recognition and inflammatory response, are among the most common pathogens in the perinatal period. Here, we report that systemic activation of TLR2 by Pam3CSK4 (P3C) increases neural tissue loss and demyelination induced by subsequent hypoxia-ischemia (HI) in neonatal mice. High-resolution respirometry of brain isolated mitochondria revealed that P3C suppresses ADP-induced oxidative phosphorylation, the main pathway of cellular energy production...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128026/amide-proton-transfer-weighted-mri-detection-of-traumatic-brain-injury-in-rats
#16
Hong Zhang, Wenzhu Wang, Shanshan Jiang, Yi Zhang, Hye-Young Heo, Xianlong Wang, Yun Peng, Jian Wang, Jinyuan Zhou
The purpose of this study was to explore the capability and uniqueness of amide proton transfer-weighted (APTw) imaging in the detection of primary and secondary injury after controlled cortical impact (CCI)-induced traumatic brain injury (TBI) in rats. Eleven adult rats had craniotomy plus CCI surgery under isoflurane anesthesia. Multi-parameter MRI data were acquired at 4.7 T, at eight time points (1, 6 h, and 1, 2, 3, 7, 14, and 28 days after TBI). At one and six hours post-injury, average APTw signal intensities decreased significantly in the impacted and peri-lesional areas due to tissue acidosis...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128022/different-types-of-white-matter-hyperintensities-in-cadasil-insights-from-7-tesla-mri
#17
François De Guio, Alexandre Vignaud, Hugues Chabriat, Eric Jouvent
In Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy with Subcortical Infarcts and Leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL), by contrast to sporadic cerebral small vessel disease related to age and hypertension, white matter hyperintensities (WMH) are frequently observed in the white matter of anterior temporal poles, external capsules, and superior frontal regions. Whether these WMH (specific WMH) differ from those observed in other white matter areas (nonspecific WMH) remains unknown. Twenty patients were scanned to compare specific and nonspecific WMH using high-resolution images and analyses of relaxation times (T1R: longitudinal relaxation time and T2*R: effective transversal relaxation time)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128020/positron-emission-tomography-of-cerebral-angiogenesis-and-tspo-expression-in-a-mouse-model-of-chronic-hypoxia
#18
Iwao Kanno, Chie Seki, Hiroyuki Takuwa, Zhao-Hui Jin, Didier Boturyn, Pascal Dumy, Takako Furukawa, Tsuneo Saga, Hiroshi Ito, Kazuto Masamoto
The present study aimed to examine whether positron emission tomography (PET) could evaluate cerebral angiogenesis. Mice were housed in a hypoxic chamber with 8-9% oxygen for 4, 7, and 14 days, and the angiogenic responses were evaluated with a radiotracer, (64)Cu-cyclam-RAFT-c(-RGDfK-)4, which targeted αVβ3 integrin and was imaged with PET. The PET imaging results showed little uptake during all of the hypoxic periods. Immunofluorescence staining of the β3 integrin, CD61, revealed weak expression, while the microvessel density assessed by CD31 staining increased with the hypoxic duration...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121215/heterogeneous-propagation-of-spreading-depolarizations-in-the-lissencephalic-and-gyrencephalic-brain
#19
Edgar Santos, Renán Sánchez-Porras, Oliver W Sakowitz, Jens P Dreier, Markus A Dahlem
In the recently published article, "Heterogeneous incidence and propagation of spreading depolarizations," it is shown, in vivo and in vitro, how KCl-induced spreading depolarizations in mouse and rat brains can be highly variable, and that they are not limited, as once thought, to a concentric, isotropic, or homogenous depolarization wave in space or in time. The reported results serve as a link between the different species, and this paper contributes to changing the way in which SD expansion is viewed in the lissencephalic brain...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112550/intraoperative-multi-exposure-speckle-imaging-of-cerebral-blood-flow
#20
Lisa M Richards, Sm Shams Kazmi, Katherine E Olin, James S Waldron, Douglas J Fox, Andrew K Dunn
Multiple studies have demonstrated that laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI) has high potential to be a valuable cerebral blood flow monitoring technique during neurosurgery. However, the quantitative accuracy and sensitivity of LSCI is limited, and highly dependent on the exposure time. An extension to LSCI called multi-exposure speckle imaging (MESI) overcomes these limitations, and was evaluated intraoperatively in patients undergoing brain tumor resection. This clinical study ( n = 8) recorded multiple exposure times from the same cortical tissue area spanning 0...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
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