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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034505/in-vivo-characterization-of-the-downfield-part-of-1-h-mr-spectra-of-human-brain-at-9-4-t-magnetization-exchange-with-water-and-relation-to-conventionally-determined-metabolite-content
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Nicole D Fichtner, Ioannis-Angelos Giapitzakis, Nikolai Avdievich, Ralf Mekle, Daniel Zaldivar, Anke Henning, Roland Kreis
PURPOSE: To perform exchange-rate measurements on the in vivo human brain downfield spectrum (5-10 ppm) at 9.4 T and to compare the variation in concentrations of the downfield resonances and of known upfield metabolites to determine potential peak labels. METHODS: Non-water-suppressed metabolite cycling was used in combination with an inversion transfer technique in two brain locations in healthy volunteers to measure the exchange rates and T1 values of exchanging peaks...
October 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020418/striatal-n-acetylaspartate-synthetase-shati-nat8l-regulates-depression-like-behaviors-via-mglur3-mediated-serotonergic-suppression-in-mice
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Yoshiaki Miyamoto, Noriyuki Iegaki, Kequan Fu, Yudai Ishikawa, Kazuyuki Sumi, Sota Azuma, Kyosuke Uno, Shin-Ichi Muramatsu, Atsumi Nitta
Background: Several clinical studies have suggested that N-acetylaspartate (NAA) and N-acetylaspartylglutamate (NAAG) levels in the human brain are associated with various psychiatric disorders, including major depressive disorder. We have previously identified Shati/Nat8l, an N-acetyltransferase, in the brain using an animal model of psychosis. Shati/Nat8l synthesizes NAA from L-aspartate and acetyl-coenzyme A. Further, NAA is converted into NAAG, a neurotransmitter for metabotropic glutamate receptor 3 (mGluR3)...
August 31, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984323/analysis-of-human-gliomas-by-swab-touch-spray-mass-spectrometry-applications-to-intraoperative-assessment-of-surgical-margins-and-presence-of-oncometabolites
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Valentina Pirro, Raquel Sero Llor, Alan K Jarmusch, Clint M Alfaro, Aaron A Cohen-Gadol, Eyas M Hattab, R Graham Cooks
Touch spray mass spectrometry using medical swabs is an ambient ionization technique (ionization of unprocessed sample in the open air) that has potential intraoperative application in quickly identifying the disease state of tissue and in better characterizing the resection margin. To explore this potential, we studied 29 human brain tumor specimens and obtained evidence that this technique can provide diagnostic molecular information that is relevant to brain cancer. Touch spray using medical swabs involves the physical sampling of tissue using a medical swab on a spatial scale of a few mm(2) with subsequent ionization occurring directly from the swab tip upon addition of solvent and application of a high voltage...
October 6, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979238/n-acetylaspartate-metabolism-outside-the-brain-lipogenesis-histone-acetylation-and-cancer
#4
REVIEW
Juliane G Bogner-Strauss
N-acetylaspartate (NAA) is a highly abundant brain metabolite. Aberrant NAA concentrations have been detected in many pathological conditions and although the function of NAA has been extensively investigated in the brain it is still controversial. Only recently, a role of NAA has been reported outside the brain. In brown adipocytes, which show high expression of the NAA-producing and the NAA-cleaving enzyme, the metabolism of NAA has been implicated in lipid synthesis and histone acetylation. Increased expression of N-acetyltransferase 8-like (Nat8l, the gene encoding the NAA synthesizing enzyme) induces de novo lipogenesis and the brown adipocyte phenotype...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968410/distinguishing-neuronal-from-astrocytic-subcellular-microstructures-using-in-vivo-double-diffusion-encoded-1h-mrs-at-21-1-t
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Noam Shemesh, Jens T Rosenberg, Jean-Nicolas Dumez, Samuel C Grant, Lucio Frydman
Measuring cellular microstructures non-invasively and achieving specificity towards a cell-type population within an interrogated in vivo tissue, remains an outstanding challenge in brain research. Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) provides an opportunity to achieve cellular specificity via the spectral resolution of metabolites such as N-Acetylaspartate (NAA) and myo-Inositol (mI), which are considered neuronal and astrocytic markers, respectively. Yet the information typically obtained with MRS describes metabolic concentrations, diffusion coefficients or relaxation rates rather than microstructures...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958033/an-objective-short-sleep-insomnia-disorder-subtype-is-associated-with-reduced-brain-metabolite-concentrations-in-vivo-a-preliminary-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-assessment
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Christopher B Miller, Caroline D Rae, Michael A Green, Brendon J Yee, Christopher J Gordon, Angela L D'Rozario, Simon D Kyle, Colin A Espie, Ronald R Grunstein, Delwyn J Bartlett
Objectives: To evaluate brain metabolites in objective insomnia subtypes defined from polysomnography (PSG): insomnia with short sleep duration (I-SSD) and insomnia with normal sleep duration (I-NSD); relative to good sleeping controls. Methods: PSG empirically grouped insomnia patients into I-SSD (n=12: mean (SD) total sleep time (TST) = 294.7min (30.5)) or I-NSD (n=19: TST = 394.4min (34.9)). 1H magnetic resonance spectroscopy acquired in the left occipital cortex (LOCC), left prefrontal cortex and anterior cingulate was used to determine levels of creatine, aspartate, glutamate and glutamine (referenced to water)...
August 25, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955291/assessing-metabolism-and-injury-in-acute-human-traumatic-brain-injury-with-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-current-and-future-applications
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REVIEW
Matthew G Stovell, Jiun-Lin Yan, Alison Sleigh, Marius O Mada, T Adrian Carpenter, Peter J A Hutchinson, Keri L H Carpenter
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) triggers a series of complex pathophysiological processes. These include abnormalities in brain energy metabolism; consequent to reduced tissue pO2 arising from ischemia or abnormal tissue oxygen diffusion, or due to a failure of mitochondrial function. In vivo magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) allows non-invasive interrogation of brain tissue metabolism in patients with acute brain injury. Nuclei with "spin," e.g., (1)H, (31)P, and (13)C, are detectable using MRS and are found in metabolites at various stages of energy metabolism, possessing unique signatures due to their chemical shift or spin-spin interactions (J-coupling)...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948086/detection-and-application-of-neurochemical-profile-by-multiple-regional-1-h-mrs-in-parkinson-s-disease
#8
Jitian Guan, Yu Rong, Ye Wen, Huanze Wu, Hong Qin, Qingying Zhang, Wei Chen
INTRODUCTION: The accurate diagnosis and monitoring of idiopathic Parkinson disease (PD), a progressive neurodegenerative disorder, has not been fully developed. This study sought to identify a neurochemical profile in multiple regions of the PD brain and healthy controls by proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS). We aimed to track changes of the brain neurochemical, quantify neuronal loss, and further determine the diagnostic value of (1)H-MRS. METHODS: PD patients and healthy controls recruited from Second Affiliated Hospital of Shantou University Medical College, Shantou, southern China, underwent (1)H-MRS...
September 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942218/characterization-of-metabolic-diffusion-and-perfusion-properties-in-gbm-contrast-enhancing-versus-non-enhancing-tumor
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Adam Autry, Joanna J Phillips, Stojan Maleschlijski, Ritu Roy, Annette M Molinaro, Susan M Chang, Soonmee Cha, Janine M Lupo, Sarah J Nelson
BACKGROUND: Although the contrast-enhancing (CE) lesion on T1-weighted MR images is widely used as a surrogate for glioblastoma (GBM), there are also non-enhancing regions of infiltrative tumor within the T2-weighted lesion, which elude radiologic detection. Because non-enhancing GBM (Enh-) challenges clinical patient management as latent disease, this study sought to characterize ex vivo metabolic profiles from Enh- and CE GBM (Enh+) samples, alongside histological and in vivo MR parameters, to assist in defining criteria for estimating total tumor burden...
September 21, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915340/metabolic-profile-of-visual-cortex-in-diabetic-rats-measured-with-in-vivo-proton-mrs
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Shuang Li, Xinghua Wang, Junjie Yang, Hao Lei, Xuxia Wang, Yi Xiang
The purpose of the present study was to characterize the metabolic profile of the visual cortex in streptozotocin-induced Type 1 diabetic rats by means of in vivo proton MRS. Several metabolite concentration ratios in the visual cortex were calculated. In addition, postmortem histologic analyses for retinal ganglion cell (RGC) loss, optic nerve injury and visual cortex alterations were monitored. The results showed that diabetes induced several changes in visual cortex metabolites, such as reduced N-acetylaspartate, glutamate, γ-aminobutyric acid, taurine and choline-containing compound levels...
September 15, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903559/three-faces-of-n-acetylaspartate-activator-substrate-and-inhibitor-of-human-aspartoacylase
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Maria G Khrenova, Ekaterina D Kots, Sergey D Varfolomeev, Sofya V Lushchekina, Alexander V Nemukhin
Hydrolysis of N-acetylaspartate (NAA), one of the most concentrated metabolites in brain, catalyzed by human aspartoacylase (hAsp) shows a remarkable dependence of the reaction rate on substrate concentration. At low NAA concentrations, sigmoidal shape of kinetic curve is observed, followed by typical rate growth of the enzyme-catalyzed reaction, whereas at high NAA concentrations self-inhibition takes place. We show that this rate dependence is consistent with a molecular model, in which N-acetylaspartate appears to have three faces in the enzyme reaction, acting as activator at low concentrations, substrate at moderate concentrations, and inhibitor at high concentrations...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893651/obstructive-sleep-apnea-is-associated-with-altered-midbrain-chemical-concentrations
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Paul M Macey, Manoj K Sarma, Janani P Prasad, Jennifer A Ogren, Ravi Aysola, Ronald M Harper, M Albert Thomas
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is accompanied by altered structure and function in cortical, limbic, brainstem, and cerebellar regions. The midbrain is relatively unexamined, but contains many integrative nuclei which mediate physiological functions that are disrupted in OSA. We therefore assessed the chemistry of the midbrain in OSA in this exploratory study. We used a recently developed accelerated 2D magnetic resonance spectroscopy (2D-MRS) technique, compressed sensing-based 4D echo-planar J-resolved spectroscopic imaging (4D-EP-JRESI), to measure metabolites in the midbrain of 14 OSA (mean age±SD:54...
November 5, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889092/quantitative-mr-spectroscopic-imaging-in-metachromatic-leukodystrophy-value-for-prognosis-and-treatment
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Diane F van Rappard, Antoine Klauser, Marjan E Steenweg, Jaap Jan Boelens, Marianna Bugiani, Marjo S van der Knaap, Nicole I Wolf, Petra J W Pouwels
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether proton magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging is useful in predicting clinical course of patients with metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD), an inherited white matter disorder treatable with haematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). METHODS: 21 patients with juvenile or adult MLD (12 HCT-treated) were compared with 16 controls in the same age range. Clinical outcome was determined as good, moderate or poor. Metabolites were quantified in white matter, and significance of metabolite concentrations at baseline for outcome prediction was assessed using logistic regression analysis...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882631/neurochemical-dynamics-of-acute-orofacial-pain-in-the-human-trigeminal-brainstem-nuclear-complex
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Nuno M P de Matos, Andreas Hock, Michael Wyss, Dominik A Ettlin, Mike Brügger
The trigeminal brainstem sensory nuclear complex is the first central relay structure mediating orofacial somatosensory and nociceptive perception. Animal studies suggest a substantial involvement of neurochemical alterations at such basal CNS levels in acute and chronic pain processing. Translating this animal based knowledge to humans is challenging. Human related examining of brainstem functions are challenged by MR related peculiarities as well as applicability aspects of experimentally standardized paradigms...
September 4, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877829/major-metabolite-levels-of-preoperative-proton-magnetic-resonance-sectroscopy-and-intraoperative-fluorescence-intensity-in-glioblastoma
#15
Hai-Long Tian, Yu-Liang Zu, Chao-Chao Wang, Tao Lin, Zhen-Tao Guo, Bin Jiang, Xin Yin, Wen-Qiang Guo, Zhi-Gang Wang
Objective To compare the intraoperative major metabolite level of preoperative proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy((1)H-MRS)and fluorescence intensity marked with fluorescein sodium(FLs)in glioblastoma(GBM)and thus provide an objective basis for fluorescence surgical treatment of GBM. Methods All newly diagnosed patients by plain and enhanced magnetic resonance imaging from the April 1,2014 to December 31,2015 were enrolled in this study.All of them received (1)H-MRS and marked with FLs.The expression of Ki67 in tumor boundary were confirmed by postoperative pathology and determined by immunostaining assay...
August 20, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858875/clinical-metabolomics-and-glaucoma
#16
João Barbosa-Breda, Uwe Himmelreich, Bart Ghesquière, Amândio Rocha-Sousa, Ingeborg Stalmans
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of irreversible blindness worldwide. However, there are no biomarkers that accurately help clinicians perform an early diagnosis or detect patients with a high risk of progression. Metabolomics is the study of all metabolites in an organism, and it has the potential to provide a biomarker. This review summarizes the findings of metabolomics in glaucoma patients and explains why this field is promising for new research. We identified published studies that focused on metabolomics and ophthalmology...
September 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844732/evaluation-of-the-braak-staging-of-brain-pathology-with-1-h-mrs-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
#17
Hongmei Cao, Jie Shi, Bingqing Cao, Bei Kang, Ming Zhang, Qiumin Qu
The Braak staging of Parkinson's disease (PD) pathology is usually based on the brain autopsy, which has not been confirmed in living patients of PD. In this study, we investigated the metabolites of medulla oblongata, substantia nigra (SN), putamen, and motor cortex by measuring N-acetylaspartate (NAA), choline-containing compounds (Cho) and creatine (Cr) in 22 patients of PD and 15 age-matched healthy controls, using single-voxel (1)H-magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS). The results showed that NAA/Cr in SN was lower in PD group than that in control group (p=0...
August 24, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842444/-1-h-mrs-metabolites-and-rate-of-%C3%AE-amyloid-accumulation-on-serial-pet-in-clinically-normal-adults
#18
Zuzana Nedelska, Scott A Przybelski, Timothy G Lesnick, Christopher G Schwarz, Val J Lowe, Mary M Machulda, Walter K Kremers, Michelle M Mielke, Rosebud O Roberts, Bradley F Boeve, David S Knopman, Ronald C Petersen, Clifford R Jack, Kejal Kantarci
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether noninvasive proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS) tissue metabolite measurements at baseline can predict an increase in the rate of β-amyloid (Aβ) accumulation on serial PET in clinically normal (CN) older adults. METHODS: Consecutive participants aged 60 years and older (n = 594) from the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging who were CN at baseline and who underwent (1)H-MRS from the posterior cingulate voxel and longitudinal (11)C-Pittsburgh compound B (PiB)-PET were included...
September 26, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833933/nscs-promote-hippocampal-neurogenesis-metabolic-changes-and-synaptogenesis-in-app-ps1-transgenic-mice
#19
Wei Zhang, Guo-Jun Gu, Qi Zhang, Jian-Hui Liu, Bo Zhang, Yi Guo, Mei-Yun Wang, Qi-Yong Gong, Xu Jian-Rong
Adult neurogenesis and synaptic remodeling persist as a unique form of structural and functional plasticity in the hippocampal dentate gyrus (DG) and subventricular zone (SVZ) of the lateral ventricles due to the existence of neural stem cells (NSCs). Transplantation of NSCs may represent a promising approach for the recovery of neural circuits. Here, we aimed to examine effects of highly neuronal differentiation of NSCs transplantation on hippocampal neurogenesis, metabolic changes and synaptic formation in APP/PS1 mice...
August 18, 2017: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828225/quantifying-absolute-glutamate-concentrations-in-nucleus-accumbens-of-prescription-opioid-addicts-by-using-1-h-mrs
#20
Xi-Long Liu, Long Li, Jian-Neng Li, Ji-Hua Tang, Jia-Hui Rong, Bo Liu, Ze-Xuan Hu
INTRODUCTION: The diagnosis of psychoactive substance use disorders has been based primarily on descriptive, symptomatic checklist criteria. In opioid addiction, there are no objective biological indicators specific enough to guide diagnosis, monitor disease status, and evaluate efficacy of therapeutic interventions. Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H MRS) of the brain has potential to identify and quantify biomarkers for the diagnosis of opioid dependence. The purpose of this study was to detect the absolute glutamate concentration in the nucleus accumbens (NAc) of patients with prescription opioid dependence using (1)H MRS, and to analyze its clinical associations...
August 2017: Brain and Behavior
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