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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525587/assessing-the-psychedelic-after-glow-in-ayahuasca-users-post-acute-neurometabolic-and-functional-connectivity-changes-are-associated-with-enhanced-mindfulness-capacities
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Frederic Sampedro, Mario de la Fuente Revenga, Marta Valle, Natalia Roberto, Elisabet Domínguez-Clavé, Matilde Elices, Luís Eduardo Luna, José Alexandre S Crippa, Jaime E C Hallak, Draulio B de Araujo, Pablo Friedlander, Steven A Barker, Enrique Álvarez, Joaquim Soler, Juan C Pascual, Amanda Feilding, Jordi Riba
Background: Ayahuasca is a plant tea containing the psychedelic 5-HT2A agonist N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT) and harmala monoamine-oxidase inhibitors. Acute administration leads to neurophysiological modifications in brain regions of the default mode network (DMN), purportedly through a glutamatergic mechanism. Post-acutely, ayahuasca potentiates mindfulness capacities in volunteers, and induces rapid and sustained antidepressant effects in treatment-resistant patients. However, the mechanisms underlying these fast and maintained effects are poorly understood...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523532/progressive-pathological-changes-in-neurochemical-profile-of-the-hippocampus-and-early-changes-in-the-olfactory-bulbs-of-tau-transgenic-mice-rtg4510
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Jieun Kim, In-Young Choi, Karen E Duff, Phil Lee
Tauopathies such as Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal lobe degeneration (FTLD-tau) dementia, characterized by pathologic aggregation of the microtubule-associated tau protein and formation of neurofibrillary tangles, have been linked to neurodegeneration and cognitive decline. The early detection of cerebral abnormalities and the identification of biological contributors to the continuous pathologic processes of neurodegeneration in tauopathies critically hinge on sensitive and reliable measures of biomarkers in the living brain...
May 18, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498852/ultra-high-field-7tesla-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Nazem Atassi, Maosheng Xu, Christina Triantafyllou, Boris Keil, Robert Lawson, Paul Cernasov, Elena Ratti, Christopher J Long, Sabrina Paganoni, Alyssa Murphy, Nouha Salibi, Ravi Seethamraju, Bruce Rosen, Eva-Maria Ratai
The main objective of this study was to utilize high field (7T) in vivo proton magnetic resonance imaging to increase the ability to detect metabolite changes in people with ALS, specifically, to quantify levels of glutamine and glutamine separately. The second objective of this study was to correlate metabolic markers with clinical outcomes of disease progression. 13 ALS participants and 12 age-matched healthy controls (HC) underwent 7 Tesla MRI and MRS. Single voxel MR spectra were acquired from the left precentral gyrus using a very short echo time (TE = 5 ms) STEAM sequence...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494346/glutamatergic-and-neural-dysfunction-in-postpartum-depression-using-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy
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Carlos E Rosa, Jair C Soares, Felipe P Figueiredo, Ricardo C Cavalli, Marco A Barbieri, Maristela S Schaufelberger, Carlos E G Salmon, Cristina M Del-Ben, Antonio C Santos
Although postpartum depression (PPD) is a prevalent subtype of major depressive disorder, neuroimaging studies on PPD are rare, particularly those identifying neurochemical abnormalities obtained by proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (¹H-MRS). The dorsolateral prefrontal (DLPF) and the anterior cingulate gyrus (ACG) are part of the neural pathways involved in executive functions and emotional processing, and both structures have been implicated in the neurobiology of depressive disorders. This study aimed to evaluate brain metabolites abnormalities in women with PPD compared with healthy postpartum (HP) women...
April 26, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476320/region-specific-aging-of-the-human-brain-as-evidenced-by-neurochemical-profiles-measured-noninvasively-in-the-posterior-cingulate-cortex-and-the-occipital-lobe-using-1-h-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-at-7-t
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Małgorzata Marjańska, J Riley McCarten, James Hodges, Laura S Hemmy, Andrea Grant, Dinesh K Deelchand, Melissa Terpstra
The concentrations of fourteen neurochemicals associated with metabolism, neurotransmission, antioxidant capacity, and cellular structure were measured noninvasively from two distinct brain regions using (1)H magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Seventeen young adults (age 19-22years) and sixteen cognitively normal older adults (age 70-88years) were scanned. To increase sensitivity and specificity, (1)H magnetic resonance spectra were obtained at the ultra-high field of 7T and at ultra-short echo time. The concentrations of neurochemicals were determined using water as an internal reference and accounting for gray matter, white matter, and cerebrospinal fluid content of the volume of interest...
May 3, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459799/mapping-an-extended-neurochemical-profile-at-3-and-7-t-using-accelerated-high-resolution-proton-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopic-imaging
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Stephan Gruber, Eva Heckova, Bernhard Strasser, Michal Považan, Gilbert J Hangel, Lenka Minarikova, Siegfried Trattnig, Wolfgang Bogner
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare high-resolution free induction decay magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (FID-MRSI) at 3 T and 7 T in the brain of healthy subjects and to showcase the clinical potential of accelerated FID-MRSI at 7 T in 2 brain tumor cases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this institutional review board-approved study, 10 healthy volunteers (8 men/2 women; age: 31 ± 6 years) were measured at 3 T and 7 T (Trio and 7T-Magnetom; Siemens Healthcare, Germany) and 2 patients (a 38-year-old man and a 37-year-old man), 1 with an anaplastic oligoastrocytoma (grade III) and 1 with a low-grade glioma (oligodendroglioma), were measured at 7 T...
April 28, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450073/cerebral-magnetic-resonance-changes-associated-with-fibromyalgia-syndrome
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Iñigo Murga, Virginia Guillen, José-Vicente Lafuente
Fibromyalgia syndrome is a chronic disease, of unknown origin, whose diagnostic criteria were established in 1990 by the American College of Rheumatology. New criteria were proposed in 2010 that have not yet been validated. It is characterized by a generalized chronic musculoskeletal pain, accompanied by hyperalgesia and allodynia, as well as other motor, vegetative, cognitive and affective symptoms and signs. We have reviewed a set of studies with cerebral magnetic resonance (morphometry, connectivity and spectroscopy) that refer to changes in areas involved in pain processing...
April 24, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424764/diffusion-tensor-imaging-colour-mapping-threshold-for-identification-of-ventilation-induced-brain-injury-after-intrauterine-inflammation-in-preterm-lambs
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Dhafer M Alahmari, Beatrice Skiöld, Samantha K Barton, Ilias Nitsos, Courtney McDonald, Suzanne L Miller, Valerie Zahra, Robert Galinsky, Qizhu Wu, Michael John Farrell, Timothy J Moss, Stuart B Hooper, James T Pearson, Graeme R Polglase
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to examine whether advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques can detect early brain injury caused by intrauterine inflammation and inappropriate initial respiratory support in preterm lambs. HYPOTHESIS: Neuropathology caused by intrauterine inflammation is exacerbated by mechanical ventilation at birth and is detectable with advanced MRI techniques. METHODS: Pregnant ewes received intra-amniotic lipopolysaccharide (LPS) 7 days prior to delivery at ~125 days of gestation (85% of gestation), whereupon lambs were delivered and randomised to receive an injurious (LPS + INJ, n = 6) or protective (LPS + PROT, n = 6) ventilation strategy...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397726/long-term-brain-tissue-monitoring-after-semi-brain-irradiation-in-rats-using-proton-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-a-preliminary-study-in-vivo
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Hong Chen, Yu-Shu Cheng, Zheng-Rong Zhou
BACKGROUND: In head and neck neoplasm survivors treated with brain irradiation, metabolic alterations would occur in the radiation-induced injury area. The mechanism of these metabolic alterations has not been fully understood, while the alternations could be sensitively detected by proton (1H) nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS). In this study, we investigated the metabolic characteristics of radiation-induced brain injury through a long-term follow-up after radiation treatment using MRS in vivo...
April 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391258/dexmedetomidine-combined-with-therapeutic-hypothermia-is-associated-with-cardiovascular-instability-and-neurotoxicity-in-a-piglet-model-of-perinatal-asphyxia
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Mojgan Ezzati, Go Kawano, Eridan Rocha-Ferreira, Daniel Alonso-Alconada, Jane K Hassell, Kevin D Broad, Igor Fierens, Bobbi Fleiss, Alan Bainbridge, David L Price, Pardis Kaynezhad, Brian Anderson, Mariya Hristova, Ilias Tachtsidis, Xavier Golay, Pierre Gressens, Robert D Sanders, Nicola J Robertson
The selective α2-adrenoreceptor agonist dexmedetomidine has shown neuroprotective, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and sympatholytic properties that may be beneficial in neonatal encephalopathy (NE). As therapeutic hypothermia is only partially effective, adjunct therapies are needed to optimize outcomes. The aim was to assess whether hypothermia + dexmedetomidine treatment augments neuroprotection compared to routine treatment (hypothermia + fentanyl sedation) in a piglet model of NE using magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) biomarkers, which predict outcomes in babies with NE, and immunohistochemistry...
April 8, 2017: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388602/maturational-decrease-of-glutamate-in-the-human-cerebral-cortex-from-childhood-to-young-adulthood-a-1-h-mr-spectroscopy-study
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Mami Shimizu, Yuji Suzuki, Kenichi Yamada, Satoshi Ueki, Masaki Watanabe, Hironaka Igarashi, Tsutomu Nakada
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to investigate maturational changes in glutamate (Glu) in the human cerebral cortex from childhood to young adulthood using 3.0-Tesla proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS), which is capable of quantifying Glu in vivo. METHODS: Normal volunteers comprising 11 children (aged 4-13 years) and 11 young adults (aged 18-33 years) participated in the study. Single-voxel point-resolved spectroscopy (PRESS, repetition time/echo time=2000/80 ms) was performed in the frontal and occipital cortices, and the Glu to creatine ratio (Glu/Cr) and N-acetylaspartate to creatine ratio (NAA/Cr) were determined...
April 7, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368497/blood-brain-barrier-disruption-is-initiated-during-primary-hiv-infection-and-not-rapidly-altered-by-antiretroviral-therapy
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Elham Rahimy, Fang-Yong Li, Lars Hagberg, Dietmar Fuchs, Kevin Robertson, Dieter J Meyerhoff, Henrik Zetterberg, Richard W Price, Magnus Gisslén, Serena Spudich
Background: We explored the establishment of abnormal blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability and its relationship to neuropathogenesis during primary human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection by evaluating the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) to serum albumin quotient (QAlb) in patients with primary HIV infection. We also analyzed effects of initiating combination antiretroviral therapy (cART). Methods: The QAlb was measured in longitudinal observational studies of primary HIV infection...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367604/ultra-high-field-proton-mr-spectroscopy-in-early-stage-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Ian Cheong, Małgorzata Marjańska, Dinesh K Deelchand, Lynn E Eberly, David Walk, Gülin Öz
A major hurdle in the development of effective treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has been the lack of robust biomarkers for use as clinical trial endpoints. Neurochemical profiles obtained in vivo by high field proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS) can potentially provide biomarkers of cerebral pathology in ALS. However, previous (1)H-MRS studies in ALS have produced conflicting findings regarding alterations in the levels of neurochemical markers such as glutamate (Glu) and myo-inositol (mIns)...
April 3, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350397/diagnosis-and-body-mass-index-effects-on-hippocampal-volumes-and-neurochemistry-in-bipolar-disorder
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D J Bond, L E Silveira, E L MacMillan, I J Torres, D J Lang, W Su, W G Honer, R W Lam, L N Yatham
We previously reported that higher body mass index (BMI) was associated with greater hippocampal glutamate+glutamine in people with bipolar disorder (BD), but not in non-BD healthy comparator subjects (HSs). In the current report, we extend these findings by examining the impact of BD diagnosis and BMI on hippocampal volumes and the concentrations of several additional neurochemicals in 57 early-stage BD patients and 31 HSs. Using 3-T magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance spectroscopy, we measured bilateral hippocampal volumes and the hippocampal concentrations of four neurochemicals relevant to BD: N-acetylaspartate+N-acteylaspartylglutamate (tNAA), creatine+phosphocreatine (Cre), myoinositol (Ins) and glycerophosphocholine+phosphatidylcholine (Cho)...
March 28, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333097/effects-of-a-sativex-like-combination-of-phytocannabinoids-on-disease-progression-in-r6-2-mice-an-experimental-model-of-huntington-s-disease
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Sara Valdeolivas, Onintza Sagredo, Mercedes Delgado, Miguel A Pozo, Javier Fernández-Ruiz
Several cannabinoids afforded neuroprotection in experimental models of Huntington's disease (HD). We investigated whether a 1:1 combination of botanical extracts enriched in either ∆⁸-tetrahydrocannabinol (∆⁸-THC) or cannabidiol (CBD), which are the main constituents of the cannabis-based medicine Sativex(®), is beneficial in R6/2 mice (a transgenic model of HD), as it was previously shown to have positive effects in neurotoxin-based models of HD. We recorded the progression of neurological deficits and the extent of striatal deterioration, using behavioral, in vivo imaging, and biochemical methods in R6/2 mice and their corresponding wild-type mice...
March 23, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331947/-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-of-brain-tumors
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P Ditter, E Hattingen
BACKGROUND: Conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) under consideration of clinical information enables the correct diagnosis and therapy for the majority of cerebral space-occupying lesions. Some important differential diagnoses, e. g. low vs. high-grade tumors, require additional MRI methods. OBJECTIVE: This article critically discusses the importance of magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS) in brain tumors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The concentration of normal and pathological brain metabolites can be non-invasively measured by (1)H-MRS...
March 22, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330762/effect-of-whole-brain-irradiation-on-the-specific-brain-regions-in-a-rat-model-metabolic-and-histopathological-changes
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Soňa Bálentová, Petra Hnilicová, Dagmar Kalenská, Peter Murín, Eva Hajtmanová, Ján Lehotský, Marian Adamkov
Effect of ionizing radiation on the brain affects neuronal, glial, and endothelial cell population and lead to significant morphological, metabolic, and functional deficits. In the present study we investigated a dose- and time-dependent correlation between radiation-induced metabolic and histopathological changes. Adult male Wistar rats received a total dose of 35Gy delivered in 7 fractions (dose 5Gy per fraction) once per week in the same weekday during 7 consecutive weeks. Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H MRS), histochemistry, immunohistochemistry and confocal microscopy were used to determine whether radiation-induced alteration of the brain metabolites correlates with appropriate histopathological changes of neurogenesis and glial cell response in 2 neurogenic regions: the hippocampal dentate gyrus (DG) and the subventricular zone-olfactory bulb axis (SVZ-OB axis)...
March 19, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319198/methamphetamine-induces-shati-nat8l-expression-in-the-mouse-nucleus-accumbens-via-creb-and-dopamine-d1-receptor-dependent-mechanism
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Kyosuke Uno, Toh Miyazaki, Kengo Sodeyama, Yoshiaki Miyamoto, Atsumi Nitta
Shati/Nat8L significantly increased in the nucleus accumbens (NAc) of mice after repeated methamphetamine (METH) treatment. We reported that Shati/Nat8L overexpression in mouse NAc attenuated METH-induced hyperlocomotion, locomotor sensitization, and conditioned place preference. We recently found that Shati/Nat8L overexpression in NAc regulates the dopaminergic neuronal system via the activation of group II mGluRs by elevated N-acetylaspartylglutamate following N-acetylaspartate increase due to the overexpression...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304238/remote-motor-system-metabolic-profile-and-surgery-outcome-in-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
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Sorin C Craciunas, Mircea R Gorgan, Bogdan Ianosi, Phil Lee, Joseph Burris, Carmen M Cirstea
OBJECTIVE In patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM), the motor system may undergo progressive functional/structural changes rostral to the lesion, and these changes may be associated with clinical disability. The extent to which these changes have a prognostic value in the clinical recovery after surgical treatment is not yet known. In this study, magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) was used to test 2 primary hypotheses. 1) Based on evidence of corticospinal and spinocerebellar, rubro-, or reticulospinal tract degeneration/dysfunction during chronic spinal cord compression, the authors hypothesized that the metabolic profile of the primary motor cortices (M1s) and cerebellum, respectively, would be altered in patients with CSM, and these alterations would be associated with the extent of the neurological disabilities...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273723/effects-of-a-72-hours-fasting-on-brain-metabolism-in-healthy-women-studied-in%C3%A2-vivo-with-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopic-imaging
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Xiao-Qi Ding, Andrew A Maudsley, Ulrich Schweiger, Birte Schmitz, Ralf Lichtinghagen, Stefan Bleich, Heinrich Lanfermann, Kai G Kahl
Adaptive response of human brain to stress plays a key role in maintaining health. Knowledge about how stress affects neurometabolism may help to understand adaptive stress responses, and distinguish maladaptation in neuropsychiatric disorders. In this study, neurometabolic responses to fasting stress in healthy women were investigated. Fifteen healthy females were examined for mood and cognition and using whole-brain MR spectroscopic imaging before and immediately after a 72-h fasting. Results were compared to 15 age-matched healthy females who did not taken part in fasting (non-fasting)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
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