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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223496/multi-modal-imaging-investigation-of-anterior-cingulate-cortex-cytoarchitecture-in-neurodevelopment
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Natalie J Forde, Jilly Naaijen, David J Lythgoe, Sophie E A Akkermans, Thaïra J C Openneer, Andrea Dietrich, Marcel P Zwiers, Pieter J Hoekstra, Jan K Buitelaar
Multi-modal imaging may improve our understanding of the relationship between cortical morphology and cytoarchitecture. To this end we integrated the analyses of several magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS) metrics within the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC). Considering the ACCs role in neurodevelopmental disorders, we also investigated the association between neuropsychiatric symptoms and the various metrics. T1 and diffusion-weighted MRI and 1H-MRS (ACC voxel) data along with phenotypic information were acquired from children (8-12 years) with various neurodevelopmental disorders (n=95) and healthy controls (n=50)...
December 6, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216235/association-between-memory-impairment-and-brain-metabolite-concentrations-in-north-korean-refugees-with-posttraumatic-stress-disorder
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Jung Eun Shin, Chi-Hoon Choi, Jong Min Lee, Jun Soo Kwon, So Hee Lee, Hyun-Chung Kim, Na Young Han, Soo-Hee Choi, So Young Yoo
Individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) had experiences of enormous psychological stress that can result in neurocognitive and neurochemical changes. To date, the causal relationship between them remains unclear. The present study is to investigate the association between neurocognitive characteristics and neural metabolite concentrations in North Korean refugees with PTSD. A total of 53 North Korean refugees with or without PTSD underwent neurocognitive function tests. For neural metabolite scanning, magnetic resonance spectroscopy of the hippocampus and anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) has been conducted...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207673/comparison-among-conventional-and-advanced-mri-18f-fdg-pet-ct-phenotype-and-genotype-in-glioblastoma
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Maria Consuelo Valentini, Marta Mellai, Laura Annovazzi, Antonio Melcarne, Tetyana Denysenko, Paola Cassoni, Cristina Casalone, Cristiana Maurella, Silvia Grifoni, Piercarlo Fania, Angelina Cistaro, Davide Schiffer
Glioblastoma (GB) is a highly heterogeneous tumor. In order to identify in vivo the most malignant tumor areas, the extent of tumor infiltration and the sites giving origin to GB stem cells (GSCs), we combined positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and conventional and advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with histology, immunohistochemistry and molecular genetics. Prior to dura opening and tumor resection, forty-eight biopsy specimens [23 of contrast-enhancing (CE) and 25 of non-contrast enhancing (NE) regions] from 12 GB patients were obtained by a frameless image-guided stereotactic biopsy technique...
October 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207061/neurochemical-changes-in-the-hippocampus-and-prefrontal-cortex-associated-with-electroacupuncture-for-learning-and-memory-impairment
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Jian He, Congkuai Zhao, Weilin Liu, Jia Huang, Shengxiang Liang, Lidian Chen, Jing Tao
Electroacupuncture (EA) has been widely used to treat cognitive impairment following cerebral ischemia. However, the functional mechanisms of EA have not been fully elucidated. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether EA at the GV 20 and DU 24 acupoints can improve the learning and memory ability via alteration of the neurochemical metabolism in the hippocampus (HPC) and prefrontal cortex (PFC) of rats with ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) injury. Sprague‑Dawley male rats were randomly divided into three groups, namely the sham group (n=12), the middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) group (n=12) and the EA treatment (MCAO + EA) group (n=12)...
November 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196269/diffusion-mri-and-mr-spectroscopy-reveal-microstructural-and-metabolic-brain-alterations-in-chronic-mild-stress-exposed-rats-a-cms-recovery-study
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Ahmad Raza Khan, Brian Hansen, Ove Wiborg, Christopher D Kroenke, Sune Nørhøj Jespersen
Chronic mild stress (CMS) induced depression elicits several debilitating symptoms and causes a significant economic burden on society. High variability in the symptomatology of depression poses substantial impediment to accurate diagnosis and therapy outcome. CMS exposure induces significant metabolic and microstructural alterations in the hippocampus (HP), prefrontal cortex (PFC), caudate-putamen (CP) and amygdala (AM), however, recovery from these maladaptive changes are limited and this may provide negative effects on the therapeutic treatment and management of depression...
November 28, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177616/medial-frontal-lobe-neurochemistry-in-autism-spectrum-disorder-is-marked-by-reduced-n-acetylaspartate-and-unchanged-gamma-aminobutyric-acid-and-glutamate%C3%A2-%C3%A2-glutamine-levels
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Andreia Carvalho Pereira, Inês R Violante, Susana Mouga, Guiomar Oliveira, Miguel Castelo-Branco
The nature of neurochemical changes in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) remains controversial. We compared medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) neurochemistry of twenty high-functioning children and adolescents with ASD without associated comorbidities and fourteen controls. We observed reduced total N-acetylaspartate (tNAA) and total creatine, increased Glx/tNAA but unchanged glutamate + glutamine (Glx) and unchanged absolute or relative gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA+) in the ASD group. Importantly, both smaller absolute and relative GABA+ levels were associated with worse communication skills and developmental delay scores assessed by the autism diagnostic interview-revised (ADI-R)...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172053/associations-of-neurofunctional-morphometric-and-metabolic-abnormalities-with-clinical-symptom-severity-and-recognition-deficit-in-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
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Chung-Man Moon, Gwang-Woo Jeong
BACKGROUND: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) causes neural dysfunction associated with cognitive deficit and emotional dysregulation. This study assessed the associations of the neurofunctional changes, gray matter (GM) and white matter (WM) volume alterations in conjunction with in vivo metabolic changes on the working memory tasks in patients with OCD. METHODS: Eighteen patients with OCD and 18 healthy controls matched for age, sex, and educational levels underwent high-resolution T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), event-related functional MRI (fMRI), and proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) at 3T...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169826/striatal-structure-and-its-association-with-n-acetylaspartate-and-glutamate-in-autism-spectrum-disorder-and-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
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Jilly Naaijen, Marcel P Zwiers, Natalie J Forde, Steven Cr Williams, Sarah Durston, Daniel Brandeis, Jeffrey C Glennon, The Tactics Consortium, Barbara Franke, David J Lythgoe, Jan K Buitelaar
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) are often comorbid and are associated with changes in striatal volumes and N-Acetylaspartate (NAA) and glutamate levels. Here, we investigated the relation between dorsal striatal volume and NAA and glutamate levels. We additionally compared striatal volume and shape between ASD, OCD and controls. T1-weighted magnetic resonance (MR) images, proton spectra (1H-MRS) in the left striatum, and phenotypic information were collected from 54 children with ASD, 32 with OCD, and 56 controls (aged 8-13 years) in a four-site study...
November 20, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165327/effects-of-dl-3-n-butylphthalide-on-cerebral-ischemia-infarction-in-rat-model-by-mass-spectrometry-imaging
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Run-Zhe Liu, Chao-Xin Fan, Zhi-Lin Zhang, Xin Zhao, Yi Sun, Hui-Hui Liu, Zong-Xiu Nie, Xiao-Ping Pu
Dl-3-n-butylphthalide (NBP) is a drug that is used in the treatment of ischaemic stroke. However, to the best of our knowledge, there are no systematic studies investigating the effects of dl-3-n-butylphtalide on the brain metabolism of small molecules. In this study, we first investigated the effects of dl-3-n-butylphthalide on the spatial distribution of small molecules in the brains of rats with permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion (pMCAO) using matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) imaging...
November 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144870/brain-maturation-differences-in-biochemical-composition-of-fetal-and-child-s-brain
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Andrzej Urbanik, Monika Cichocka, Justyna Kozub, Paulina Karcz, Izabela Herman-Sucharska
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate differences in (1)H MRS spectra of the brain of fetuses and children from 6 to 11 years of age. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 21 healthy fetuses in the third trimester and 22 children were examined using the proton nuclear magnetic resonance. The relative metabolite concentrations to the sum of all metabolites were calculated. RESULTS: In the (1)H MRS spectra of the brain from fetuses and children, there are the same characteristic peaks: N-acetylaspartate (NAA), creatine (Cr), choline (Cho), and myo-inositol (mI)...
October 2017: Fetal and Pediatric Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143702/association-between-altered-neurochemical-metabolites-and-apathy-in-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease
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Yi-Chun Yeh, Chun-Wei Li, Yu-Ting Kuo, Mei-Feng Huang, Tai-Ling Liu, Twei-Shiun Jaw, Yi-Hsin Yang, Kuang-Che Kuo, Cheng-Sheng Chen
BACKGROUND: Apathy is a condition characterized by a lack of motivation that manifests in emotional, behavioral, and cognitive domains. Although previous studies have indicated that apathy is associated with frontal lesions, few studies have focused on the different subdomains of apathy, and no in vivo human biochemical data have been obtained to examine the neurochemical changes related to apathy in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Thus, we investigated the frontal neurochemical alterations related to apathy among patients with AD using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H MRS)...
November 16, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143277/myo-inositol-concentration-in-mr-spectroscopy-for-differentiating-high-grade-glioma-from-primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma
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Hiroaki Nagashima, Takashi Sasayama, Kazuhiro Tanaka, Katsusuke Kyotani, Naoko Sato, Masahiro Maeyama, Masaaki Kohta, Junichi Sakata, Yusuke Yamamoto, Kohkichi Hosoda, Tomoo Itoh, Ryohei Sasaki, Eiji Kohmura
It is sometimes difficult to distinguish gliomas from other tumors on routine imaging. In this study, we assessed whether 3-T magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) with LCModel software might be useful for discriminating glioma from other brain tumors, such as primary central nervous system lymphomas (PCNSLs) and metastatic tumors. A total of 104 cases of brain tumor (66 gliomas, 20 PCNSLs, 6 metastatic tumors, 12 other tumors) were preoperatively investigated with short echo time (35 ms) single-voxel 3-T MRS...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130590/quantification-of-gaba-glutamate-and-glutamine-in-a-single-measurement-at-3%C3%A2-t-using-gaba-edited-mega-press
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Faezeh Sanaei Nezhad, Adriana Anton, Emilia Michou, JeYoung Jung, Laura M Parkes, Stephen R Williams
γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) and glutamate (Glu), major neurotransmitters in the brain, are recycled through glutamine (Gln). All three metabolites can be measured by magnetic resonance spectroscopy in vivo, although GABA measurement at 3 T requires an extra editing acquisition, such as Mescher-Garwood point-resolved spectroscopy (MEGA-PRESS). In a GABA-edited MEGA-PRESS spectrum, Glu and Gln co-edit with GABA, providing the possibility to measure all three in one acquisition. In this study, we investigated the reliability of the composite Glu + Gln (Glx) peak estimation and the possibility of Glu and Gln separation in GABA-edited MEGA-PRESS spectra...
November 12, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124761/longitudinal-investigation-of-neuroinflammation-and-metabolite-profiles-in-the-appswe-%C3%A3-ps1%C3%AE-e9-transgenic-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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A Chaney, M Bauer, D Bochicchio, A Smigova, M Kassiou, K E Davies, S R Williams, H Boutin
There is increasing evidence linking neuroinflammation to many neurological disorders including Alzheimer's disease (AD), however its exact contribution to disease manifestation and/or progression is poorly understood. Therefore, a need exists to find new ways of investigating neuroinflammation in both health and disease. Here we investigate cognitive decline, neuroinflammatory and other pathophysiological changes in the APPswe ×PS1Δe9 transgenic mouse model of AD. Transgenic (TG) mice were compared to C57BL/6 wild type (WT) mice at 6, 12 and 18 months of age...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116375/uncoupling-n-acetylaspartate-from-brain-pathology-implications-for-canavan-disease-gene-therapy
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Georg von Jonquieres, Ziggy H T Spencer, Benjamin D Rowlands, Claudia B Klugmann, Andre Bongers, Anne E Harasta, Kristina E Parley, Jennie Cederholm, Orla Teahan, Russell Pickford, Fabien Delerue, Lars M Ittner, Dominik Fröhlich, Catriona A McLean, Anthony S Don, Miriam Schneider, Gary D Housley, Caroline D Rae, Matthias Klugmann
N-Acetylaspartate (NAA) is the second most abundant organic metabolite in the brain, but its physiological significance remains enigmatic. Toxic NAA accumulation appears to be the key factor for neurological decline in Canavan disease-a fatal neurometabolic disorder caused by deficiency in the NAA-degrading enzyme aspartoacylase. To date clinical outcome of gene replacement therapy for this spongiform leukodystrophy has not met expectations. To identify the target tissue and cells for maximum anticipated treatment benefit, we employed comprehensive phenotyping of novel mouse models to assess cell type-specific consequences of NAA depletion or elevation...
November 7, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106544/effects-of-adult-female-rat-androgenization-on-brain-morphology-and-metabolomic-profile
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Carmen Perez-Laso, Sebastián Cerdan, Carme Junque, Ángel Gómez, Esperanza Ortega, Mireia Mora, Carlos Avendaño, Esther Gómez-Gil, María Cruz Rodríguez Del Cerro, Antonio Guillamon
Androgenization in adult natal women, as in transsexual men (TM), affects brain cortical thickness and the volume of subcortical structures. In order to understand the mechanism underlying these changes we have developed an adult female rat model of androgenization. Magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy were used to monitor brain volume changes, white matter microstructure and ex vivo metabolic profiles over 32 days in androgenized and control subjects. Supraphysiological doses of testosterone prevents aging decrease of fractional anisotropy values, decreased general cortical volume and the relative concentrations of glutamine (Gln) and myo-Inositol (mI)...
July 6, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105187/improved-resolution-of-glutamate-glutamine-and-%C3%AE-aminobutyric-acid-with-optimized-point-resolved-spectroscopy-sequence-timings-for-their-simultaneous-quantification-at-9-4%C3%A2-t
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Brennen J Dobberthien, Anthony G Tessier, Atiyah Yahya
Glutamine (Gln), glutamate (Glu) and γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) are relevant brain metabolites that can be measured with magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS). This work optimizes the point-resolved spectroscopy (PRESS) sequence echo times, TE1 and TE2 , for improved simultaneous quantification of the three metabolites at 9.4 T. Quantification was based on the proton resonances of Gln, Glu and GABA at ≈2.45, ≈2.35 and ≈2.28 ppm, respectively. Glu exhibits overlap with both Gln and GABA; in addition, the Gln peak is contaminated by signal from the strongly coupled protons of N-acetylaspartate (NAA), which resonate at about 2...
November 3, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099292/cerebral-metabolism-and-vascular-reactivity-during-breath-hold-and-hypoxic-challenge-in-freedivers-and-healthy-controls
#18
Mark B Vestergaard, Henrik Bw Larsson
The goal of the present study was to examine the cerebral metabolism and vascular reactivity during extended breath-holds (ranging from 2 min 32 s to 7 min 0 s) and during a hypoxic challenge in freedivers and non-diver controls. Magnetic resonance imaging was used to measure the global cerebral blood flow (CBF) and metabolic rate of oxygen (CMRO2), and magnetic resonance spectroscopy was used to measure the cerebral lactate, glutamate+glutamine, N-acetylaspartate and phosphocreatine+creatine concentrations in the occipital lobe...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078101/a-pilot-study-of-cortical-glutathione-in-youth-with-depression
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Rachel D Freed, Cecilia N Hollenhorst, Nora Weiduschat, Xiangling Mao, Guoxin Kang, Dikoma C Shungu, Vilma Gabbay
AIM: This study used proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H MRS) to measure in vivo brain glutathione (GSH) in adolescents with major depressive disorder (MDD), and explored the relationship between GSH and illness severity and chronicity. Secondarily, associations between GSH and anhedonia, a key symptom of MDD in adolescents, were investigated. METHODS: Occipital cortex GSH levels were obtained in 19 psychotropic medication-free adolescents with MDD (ages 12-21) and compared to those in eight healthy control adolescents...
December 30, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067103/magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-for-assessment-of-brain-injury-in-the-rat-model-of-sepsis
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Miaoyun Wen, Zhesi Lian, Linqiang Huang, Senzhi Zhu, Bei Hu, Yongli Han, Yiyu Deng, Hongke Zeng
The diagnostic value of magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), T2-weighted imaging (T2WI) and serum markers of brain injury in a rat model of sepsis were investigated. Rats were randomly divided into the control group and 6, 12 and 24 h after lipopolysaccharide-injection groups. Brain morphology and metabolism were assessed with T2WI magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and MRS. Serum and brain tissue samples were then collected to examine the concentrations of neuron-specific enolase (NSE) and S100-β protein...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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