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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213439/tau-and-%C3%AE-amyloid-are-associated-with-medial-temporal-lobe-structure-function-and-memory-encoding-in-normal-aging
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Shawn M Marks, Samuel N Lockhart, Suzanne L Baker, William J Jagust
Normal aging is associated with decline in episodic memory, and also with aggregation of the β-amyloid (Aβ) and tau proteins and atrophy of medial temporal lobe structures crucial to memory formation. While some evidence suggests that Aβ is associated with aberrant neural activity, the relationships between these two aggregated proteins, neural function, and brain structure are poorly understood. Using in vivo human Aβ and tau imaging, we demonstrate that increased Aβ and tau are both associated with aberrant functional magnetic resonance imaging activity in the medial temporal lobes during memory encoding in cognitively normal older adults...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211900/amyloid-%C3%AE-oligomers-interact-with-neurexin-and-diminish-neurexin-mediated-excitatory-presynaptic-organization
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Yusuke Naito, Yuko Tanabe, Alfred Kihoon Lee, Edith Hamel, Hideto Takahashi
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by excessive production and deposition of amyloid-beta (Aβ) proteins as well as synapse dysfunction and loss. While soluble Aβ oligomers (AβOs) have deleterious effects on synapse function and reduce synapse number, the underlying molecular mechanisms are not well understood. Here we screened synaptic organizer proteins for cell-surface interaction with AβOs and identified a novel interaction between neurexins (NRXs) and AβOs. AβOs bind to NRXs via the N-terminal histidine-rich domain (HRD) of β-NRX1/2/3 and alternatively-spliced inserts at splicing site 4 of NRX1/2...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210978/future-directions-in-imaging-neurodegeneration
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REVIEW
Joseph C Masdeu
Neuroimaging comprises a powerful set of instruments to diagnose various neurodegenerative disorders, clarifies their neurobiology, and monitors their treatment. Magnetic resonance imaging depicts volume changes, as well as abnormalities in functional and structural connectivity. Positron emission tomography (PET) allows for the quantification of regional cerebral metabolism, characteristically altered in Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, diffuse Lewy-body disease, and the frontotemporal dementias...
January 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210541/a-t1-and-dti-fused-3d-corpus-callosum-analysis-in-mci-subjects-with-high-and-low-cardiovascular-risk-profile
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Yi Lao, Binh Nguyen, Sinchai Tsao, Niharika Gajawelli, Meng Law, Helena Chui, Michael Weiner, Yalin Wang, Natasha Leporé
Understanding the extent to which vascular disease and its risk factors are associated with prodromal dementia, notably Alzheimer's disease (AD), may enhance predictive accuracy as well as guide early interventions. One promising avenue to determine this relationship consists of looking for reliable and sensitive in-vivo imaging methods capable of characterizing the subtle brain alterations before the clinical manifestations. However, little is known from the imaging perspective about how risk factors such as vascular disease influence AD progression...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210220/mri-based-classification-models-in-prediction-of-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-dementia-in-late-life-depression
#5
Aleksandra K Lebedeva, Eric Westman, Tom Borza, Mona K Beyer, Knut Engedal, Dag Aarsland, Geir Selbaek, Asta K Haberg
Objective: Late-life depression (LLD) is associated with development of different types of dementia. Identification of LLD patients, who will develop cognitive decline, i.e., the early stage of dementia would help to implement interventions earlier. The purpose of this study was to assess whether structural brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in LLD patients can predict mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia 1 year prior to the diagnosis. Methods: LLD patients underwent brain MRI at baseline and repeated clinical assessment after 1-year...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209287/molecular-imaging-of-the-nicotinic-cholinergic-receptor-in-alzheimer-disease
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EDITORIAL
Gwenn S Smith
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207873/classification-of-brain-disease-in-magnetic-resonance-images-using-two-stage-local-feature-fusion
#7
Tao Li, Wu Li, Yehui Yang, Wensheng Zhang
BACKGROUND: Many classification methods have been proposed based on magnetic resonance images. Most methods rely on measures such as volume, the cerebral cortical thickness and grey matter density. These measures are susceptible to the performance of registration and limited in representation of anatomical structure. This paper proposes a two-stage local feature fusion method, in which deformable registration is not desired and anatomical information is represented from moderate scale...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206782/process-dissociation-analyses-of-memory-changes-in-healthy-aging-preclinical-and-very-mild-alzheimer-disease-evidence-for-isolated-recollection-deficits
#8
Peter R Millar, David A Balota, Geoffrey B Maddox, Janet M Duchek, Andrew J Aschenbrenner, Anne M Fagan, Tammie L S Benzinger, John C Morris
OBJECTIVE: Recollection and familiarity are independent processes that contribute to memory performance. Recollection is dependent on attentional control, which has been shown to be disrupted in early stage Alzheimer's disease (AD), whereas familiarity is independent of attention. The present longitudinal study examines the sensitivity of recollection estimates based on Jacoby's (1991) process dissociation procedure to AD-related biomarkers in a large sample of well-characterized cognitively normal middle-aged and older adults (N = 519) and the extent to which recollection discriminates these individuals from individuals with very mild symptomatic AD (N = 64)...
February 16, 2017: Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202203/female-specific-effect-of-the-bdnf-gene-on-alzheimer-s-disease
#9
Guo-Dong Li, Rui Bi, Deng-Feng Zhang, Min Xu, Rongcan Luo, Dong Wang, Yiru Fang, Tao Li, Chen Zhang, Yong-Gang Yao
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common neurodegenerative disease influenced by genetic and environmental factors. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays an important role in the progression of AD, but the genetic association between BDNF and AD remains controversial. In this study, we aimed to explore the potential association between genetic variants in BDNF and AD in Han Chinese and to investigate whether the association is affected by gender. A 3-stage study was conducted to evaluate the genetic association between BDNF and AD...
January 24, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197821/evaluation-of-glymphatic-system-activity-with-the-diffusion-mr-technique-diffusion-tensor-image-analysis-along-the-perivascular-space-dti-alps-in-alzheimer-s-disease-cases
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Toshiaki Taoka, Yoshitaka Masutani, Hisashi Kawai, Toshiki Nakane, Kiwamu Matsuoka, Fumihiko Yasuno, Toshifumi Kishimoto, Shinji Naganawa
PURPOSE: The activity of the glymphatic system is impaired in animal models of Alzheimer's disease (AD). We evaluated the activity of the human glymphatic system in cases of AD with a diffusion-based technique called diffusion tensor image analysis along the perivascular space (DTI-ALPS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Diffusion tensor images were acquired to calculate diffusivities in the x, y, and z axes of the plane of the lateral ventricle body in 31 patients. We evaluated the diffusivity along the perivascular spaces as well as projection fibers and association fibers separately, to acquire an index for diffusivity along the perivascular space (ALPS-index) and correlated them with the mini mental state examinations (MMSE) score...
February 14, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197591/predicting-brain-network-changes-in-alzheimer-s-disease-with-link-prediction-algorithms
#11
Sadegh Sulaimany, Mohammad Khansari, Peyman Zarrineh, Madelaine Daianu, Neda Jahanshad, Paul M Thompson, Ali Masoudi-Nejad
Link prediction is a promising research area for modeling various types of networks and has mainly focused on predicting missing links. Link prediction methods may be valuable for describing brain connectivity, as it changes in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and its precursor, mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Here, we analyzed 3-tesla whole-brain diffusion-weighted images from 202 participants in the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) - 50 healthy controls, 72 with earlyMCI (eMCI) and 38 with lateMCI (lMCI) and 42 AD patients...
February 15, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196556/approach-to-atypical-alzheimer-s-disease-and-case-studies-of-the-major-subtypes
#12
Bradford C Dickerson, Scott M McGinnis, Chenjie Xia, Bruce H Price, Alireza Atri, Melissa E Murray, Mario F Mendez, David A Wolk
Alzheimer's disease (AD) has long been recognized as a heterogeneous illness, with a common clinical presentation of progressive amnesia and less common "atypical" clinical presentations, including syndromes dominated by visual, aphasic, "frontal," or apraxic symptoms. Our knowledge of atypical clinical phenotypes of AD comes from clinicopathologic studies, but with the growing use of in vivo molecular biomarkers of amyloid and tau pathology, we are beginning to recognize that these syndromes may not be as rare as once thought...
February 15, 2017: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193235/dynamic-presenilin-1-and-synaptotagmin-1-interaction-modulates-exocytosis-and-amyloid-%C3%AE-production
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Katarzyna Marta Zoltowska, Masato Maesako, Iryna Lushnikova, Shuko Takeda, Laura J Keller, Galina Skibo, Bradley T Hyman, Oksana Berezovska
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease (AD)-linked protein, presenilin 1 (PS1), is present at the synapse, and the knock-out of presenilin in mice leads to synaptic dysfunction. On the other hand, synaptic activity was shown to influence PS1-dependent generation of distinct amyloid β (Aβ) species. However, the precise nature of these regulations remains unclear. The current study reveals novel role of PS1 at the synapse, and deciphers how PS1 and synaptic vesicle-associated protein, synaptotagmin 1 (Syt1) modulate each other functions in neurons via direct activity-triggered interaction...
February 13, 2017: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192686/the-down-syndrome-brain-in-the-presence-and-absence-of-fibrillar-%C3%AE-amyloidosis
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Tiina Annus, Liam R Wilson, Julio Acosta-Cabronero, Arturo Cardenas-Blanco, Young T Hong, Tim D Fryer, Jonathan P Coles, David K Menon, Shahid H Zaman, Anthony J Holland, Peter J Nestor
People with Down syndrome (DS) have a neurodevelopmentally distinct brain and invariably developed amyloid neuropathology by age 50. This cross-sectional study aimed to provide a detailed account of DS brain morphology and the changes occuring with amyloid neuropathology. Forty-six adults with DS underwent structural and amyloid imaging-the latter using Pittsburgh compound B (PIB) to stratify the cohort into PIB-positive (n = 19) and PIB-negative (n = 27). Age-matched controls (n = 30) underwent structural imaging...
January 17, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191031/level-set-based-hippocampus-segmentation-in-mr-images-with-improved-initialization-using-region-growing
#15
Xiaoliang Jiang, Zhaozhong Zhou, Xiaokang Ding, Xiaolei Deng, Ling Zou, Bailin Li
The hippocampus has been known as one of the most important structures referred to as Alzheimer's disease and other neurological disorders. However, segmentation of the hippocampus from MR images is still a challenging task due to its small size, complex shape, low contrast, and discontinuous boundaries. For the accurate and efficient detection of the hippocampus, a new image segmentation method based on adaptive region growing and level set algorithm is proposed. Firstly, adaptive region growing and morphological operations are performed in the target regions and its output is used for the initial contour of level set evolution method...
2017: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188659/hippocampal-subfields-at-ultra-high-field-mri-an-overview-of-segmentation-and-measurement-methods
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Alessia Giuliano, Graziella Donatelli, Mirco Cosottini, Michela Tosetti, Alessandra Retico, Maria Evelina Fantacci
The hippocampus is one of the most interesting and studied brain regions because of its involvement in memory functions and its vulnerability in pathological conditions, such as neurodegenerative processes. In the recent years, the increasing availability of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners that operate at ultra-high field (UHF), i.e. with static magnetic field strength ≥ 7T, has opened new research perspectives. Compared to conventional high-field scanners, these systems can provide new contrasts, increased signal-to-noise ratio and higher spatial resolution, thus they may improve the visualization of very small structures of the brain, such as the hippocampal subfields...
February 11, 2017: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183529/hippocampal-thinning-linked-to-longer-tomm40-poly-t-variant-lengths-in-the-absence-of-the-apoe-%C3%AE%C2%B54-variant
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Alison C Burggren, Zanjbeel Mahmood, Theresa M Harrison, Prabha Siddarth, Karen Miller, Gary Small, David A Merrill, Susan Bookheimer
INTRODUCTION: The translocase of outer mitochondrial membrane 40 (TOMM40), which lies in linkage disequilibrium with apolipoprotein E (APOE), has received attention more recently as a promising gene in Alzheimer's disease (AD) risk. TOMM40 influences AD pathology through mitochondrial neurotoxicity, and the medial temporal lobe (MTL) is the most likely brain region for identifying early manifestations of AD-related morphology changes. METHODS: In this study, we examined the effects of TOMM40 using high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging in 65 healthy, older subjects with and without the APOE ε4 AD-risk variant...
February 6, 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183277/language-background-in-early-life-may-be-related-to-neuropsychiatry-symptoms-in-patients-with-alzheimer-disease
#18
Yi-Chien Liu, Jung-Lung Hsu, Shuu-Jin Wang, Ping-Keung Yip, Kenichi Meguro, Jong-Ling Fuh
BACKGROUND: The relationship between early life experience and the occurrence of neuropsychiatry symptoms (NPSs) in patients with Alzheimer disease (AD) is unclear. METHODS: From 2012 to 2014, we prospectively recruited 250 patients with probable AD from the memory clinic of Taipei Veterans General Hospital. All patients underwent standard assessments, including brain magnetic resonance imaging or computed tomography, neuropsychological tests, neuropsychiatry inventory (NPI-Q) and related blood tests...
February 10, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182655/regional-analysis-of-volumes-and-reproducibilities-of-automatic-and-manual-hippocampal-segmentations
#19
Fabian Bartel, Hugo Vrenken, Fetsje Bijma, Frederik Barkhof, Marcel van Herk, Jan C de Munck
PURPOSE: Precise and reproducible hippocampus outlining is important to quantify hippocampal atrophy caused by neurodegenerative diseases and to spare the hippocampus in whole brain radiation therapy when performing prophylactic cranial irradiation or treating brain metastases. This study aimed to quantify systematic differences between methods by comparing regional volume and outline reproducibility of manual, FSL-FIRST and FreeSurfer hippocampus segmentations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study used a dataset from ADNI (Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative), including 20 healthy controls, 40 patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and 20 patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181118/brain-uptake-and-safety-of-flutemetamol-f-18-injection-in-japanese-subjects-with-probable-alzheimer-s-disease-subjects-with-amnestic-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-healthy-volunteers
#20
Takami Miki, Hiroyuki Shimada, Jae-Seung Kim, Yasuji Yamamoto, Masakazu Sugino, Hisatomo Kowa, Kerstin Heurling, Michelle Zanette, Paul F Sherwin, Michio Senda
OBJECTIVE: This Phase 2 study assessed the performance of positron emission tomography (PET) brain images made with Flutemetamol F 18 Injection in detecting β-amyloid neuritic plaques in Japanese subjects. METHODS: Seventy subjects (25 with probable Alzheimer's disease (pAD), 20 with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI), and 25 cognitively normal healthy volunteers[HVs]) underwent PET brain imaging after intravenous Flutemetamol F 18 Injection (185 MBq). Images were interpreted as normal or abnormal for neuritic plaque density by each of five non-Japanese and five Japanese readers who were blinded to clinical data...
February 8, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
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