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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633383/commentary-utilization-of-quantitative-susceptibility-mapping-for-direct-targeting-of-the-subthalamic-nucleus-during-deep-brain-stimulation-surgery
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Ron L Alterman
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June 14, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631203/assessment-of-mri-contrast-agent-concentration-by-quantitative-susceptibility-mapping-qsm-application-to-estimation-of-cerebral-blood-volume-during-steady-state
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Emelie Lind, Linda Knutsson, Robin Kämpe, Freddy Ståhlberg, Ronnie Wirestam
OBJECTIVE: One major issue in dynamic susceptibility contrast MRI (DSC-MRI) is to accurately determine contrast agent (CA) concentration, since T2* relaxivity in vivo is generally unknown and varies between blood and tissue. In this study, quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) was used for quantification of CA concentration. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A DSC-MRI protocol, including phase data acquisition, was applied to 20 healthy volunteers in a test-retest study...
June 19, 2017: Magma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629954/high-resolution-myelin-water-imaging-incorporating-local-tissue-susceptibility-analysis
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Zhe Wu, Hongjian He, Yi Sun, Yiping Du, Jianhui Zhong
Quantitative myelin water imaging (MWI) from signal T2* decay acquired with multiple Gradient-Recalled Echo (mGRE) sequence has been widely used since its first report. A recent study showed that with low resolution data (2mm isotropic voxels), direct application of complex fitting to a three-pool WM model with frequency shift terms could produce more stable parameter estimation for myelin water fraction mapping. MWI maps of higher spatial resolution resulting in more detailed tissue structures and reduced partial volume effects around white matter/gray matter (WM/GM) interface, however, is more desirable...
June 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629368/identification-and-characterization-of-long-intergenic-noncoding-rnas-in-bovine-mammary-glands
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Chao Tong, Qiaoling Chen, Lili Zhao, Junfei Ma, Eveline M Ibeagha-Awemu, Xin Zhao
BACKGROUND: Mammary glands of dairy cattle produce milk for the newborn offspring and for human consumption. Long intergenic noncoding RNAs (lincRNAs) play various functions in eukaryotic cells. However, types and roles of lincRNAs in bovine mammary glands are still poorly understood. RESULTS: Using computational methods, 886 unknown intergenic transcripts (UITs) were identified from five RNA-seq datasets from bovine mammary glands. Their non-coding potentials were predicted by using the combination of four software programs (CPAT, CNCI, CPC and hmmscan), with 184 lincRNAs identified...
June 19, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626070/potential-susceptibility-loci-identified-for-renal-cell-carcinoma-by-targeting-obesity-related-genes
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Xiang Shu, Mark P Purdue, Yuanqing Ye, Huakang Tu, Christopher G Wood, Nizar M Tannir, Zhaoming Wang, Demetrius Albanes, Susan M Gapstur, Victoria L Stevens, Nathaniel Rothman, Stephen J Chanock, Xifeng Wu
BACKGROUND: Obesity is an established risk factor for renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Although genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of RCC have identified several susceptibility loci, additional variants might be missed due to the highly conservative selection. METHODS: We conducted a multiphase study utilizing three independent genome-wide scans at MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDA RCC GWAS and MDA RCC OncoArray) and National Cancer Institute (NCI RCC GWAS), which consisted of a total of 3,530 cases and 5,714 controls, to investigate genetic variations in obesity-related genes and RCC risk...
June 16, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618066/assessment-of-ferritin-content-in-multiple-sclerosis-brains-using-temperature-induced-r-2-changes
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Christoph Birkl, Daniele Carassiti, Fariha Hussain, Christian Langkammer, Christian Enzinger, Franz Fazekas, Klaus Schmierer, Stefan Ropele
PURPOSE: Current MRI techniques cannot reliably assess iron content in white matter due to the confounding diamagnetic effect of myelin. The purpose of this study was to validate with histology a novel iron mapping technique that uses the temperature dependency of the paramagnetic susceptibility in multiple sclerosis (MS) brains, where white matter has been reported to show significant variations in iron content. METHODS: We investigated post mortem brain tissue from three MS patients and one control subject...
June 15, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602813/automated-segmentation-of-midbrain-structures-with-high-iron-content
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REVIEW
Benjamín Garzón, Rouslan Sitnikov, Lars Bäckman, Grégoria Kalpouzos
The substantia nigra (SN), the subthalamic nucleus (STN), and the red nucleus (RN) are midbrain structures of ample interest in many neuroimaging studies, which may benefit from the availability of automated segmentation methods. The high iron content of these structures awards them high contrast in quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) images. We present a novel segmentation method that leverages the information of these images to produce automated segmentations of the SN, STN, and RN. The algorithm builds a map of spatial priors for the structures by non-linearly registering a set of manually-traced training labels to the midbrain...
June 9, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601374/quantitative-susceptibility-mapping-qsm-and-r2-in-the-human-brain-at-3t-evaluation-of-intra-scanner-repeatability
#8
Xiang Feng, Andreas Deistung, Jürgen R Reichenbach
Quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) and the effective transverse relaxation rate (R2*) can be used to monitor iron and myelin content in brain tissue, which are both subject to changes in many neurological diseases but also during healthy aging. In this study, we quantitatively assessed the repeatability of QSM and R2* by applying four independent scans in eight young healthy, female subjects on a 3T MRI scanner. Since QSM does not yield absolute values for bulk magnetic susceptibilities, we additionally investigated the influence of the choice of a reference brain region for susceptibility by computing susceptibility differences with respect to five different brain structures (whole brain, frontal white matter (fWM), internal capsule (IC), cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the lateral ventricle, cortical gray matter (cGM))...
June 7, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Medizinische Physik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595120/background-field-removal-using-a-region-adaptive-kernel-for-quantitative-susceptibility-mapping-of-human-brain
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Jinsheng Fang, Lijun Bao, Xu Li, Peter C M van Zijl, Zhong Chen
Background field removal is an important MR phase preprocessing step for quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM). It separates the local field induced by tissue magnetic susceptibility sources from the background field generated by sources outside a region of interest, e.g. brain, such as air-tissue interface. In the vicinity of air-tissue boundary, e.g. skull and paranasal sinuses, where large susceptibility variations exist, present background field removal methods are usually insufficient and these regions often need to be excluded by brain mask erosion at the expense of losing information of local field and thus susceptibility measures in these regions...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594911/candidate-genes-on-murine-chromosome-8-are-associated-with-susceptibility-to-staphylococcus-aureus-infection-in-mice-and-are-involved-with-staphylococcus-aureus-septicemia-in-humans
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Qin Yan, Sun Hee Ahn, Felix Mba Medie, Batu K Sharma-Kuinkel, Lawrence P Park, William K Scott, Hitesh Deshmukh, Ephraim L Tsalik, Derek D Cyr, Christopher W Woods, Chen-Hsin Albert Yu, Carlton Adams, Robert Qi, Brenda Hansen, Vance G Fowler
We previously showed that chromosome 8 of A/J mice was associated with susceptibility to S. aureus infection. However, the specific genes responsible for this susceptibility are unknown. Chromosome substitution strain 8 (CSS8) mice, which have chromosome 8 from A/J but an otherwise C57BL/6J genome, were used to identify the genetic determinants of susceptibility to S. aureus on chromosome 8. Quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping of S. aureus-infected N2 backcross mice (F1 [C8A] × C57BL/6J) identified a locus 83180780-88103009 (GRCm38/mm10) on A/J chromosome 8 that was linked to S...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588209/identification-of-the-functional-variant-driving-ormdl3-and-gsdmb-expression-in-human-chromosome-17q12-21-in-primary-biliary-cholangitis
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Yuki Hitomi, Kaname Kojima, Minae Kawashima, Yosuke Kawai, Nao Nishida, Yoshihiro Aiba, Michio Yasunami, Masao Nagasaki, Minoru Nakamura, Katsushi Tokunaga
Numerous genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have been performed to identify susceptibility genes to various human complex diseases. However, in many cases, neither a functional variant nor a disease susceptibility gene have been clarified. Here, we show an efficient approach for identification of a functional variant in a primary biliary cholangitis (PBC)-susceptible region, chromosome 17q12-21 (ORMDL3-GSDMB-ZPBP2-IKZF3). High-density association mapping was carried out based on SNP imputation analysis by using the whole-genome sequence data from a reference panel of 1,070 Japanese individuals (1KJPN), together with genotype data from our previous GWAS (PBC patients: n = 1,389; healthy controls: n = 1,508)...
June 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587635/improved-detection-of-gene-microbe-interactions-in-the-mouse-skin-microbiota-using-high-resolution-qtl-mapping-of-16s-rrna-transcripts
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Meriem Belheouane, Yask Gupta, Sven Künzel, Saleh Ibrahim, John F Baines
BACKGROUND: Recent studies highlight the utility of quantitative trait locus (QTL) mapping for determining the contribution of host genetics to interindividual variation in the microbiota. We previously demonstrated that similar to the gut microbiota, abundances of bacterial taxa in the skin are significantly influenced by host genetic variation. In this study, we analyzed the skin microbiota of mice from the 15th generation of an advanced intercross line using a novel approach of extending bacterial trait mapping to both the 16S rRNA gene copy (DNA) and transcript (RNA) levels, which reflect relative bacterial cell number and activity, respectively...
June 6, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583883/preferential-susceptibility-of-limbic-cortices-to-microstructural-damage-in-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-a-quantitative-t1-mapping-study
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REVIEW
Boris C Bernhardt, Fatemeh Fadaie, Reinder Vos De Wael, Seok-Jun Hong, Min Liu, Marie C Guiot, David A Rudko, Andrea Bernasconi, Neda Bernasconi
The majority of MRI studies in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) have utilized morphometry to map widespread cortical alterations. Morphological markers, such as cortical thickness or grey matter density, reflect combinations of biological events largely driven by overall cortical geometry rather than intracortical tissue properties. Because of its sensitivity to intracortical myelin, quantitative measurement of longitudinal relaxation time (qT1) provides and an in vivo proxy for cortical microstructure. Here, we mapped the regional distribution of qT1 in a consecutive cohort of 24 TLE patients and 20 healthy controls...
June 3, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580758/nuclei-specific-deposits-of-iron-and-calcium-in-the-rat-thalamus-after-status-epilepticus-revealed-with-quantitative-susceptibility-mapping-qsm
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Manisha Aggarwal, Xu Li, Olli Gröhn, Alejandra Sierra
PURPOSE: To investigate pathological changes in the rat brain after pilocarpine-induced status epilepticus using quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: 3D multiecho gradient-echo (GRE) data were acquired from ex vivo brains of pilocarpine-injected and age-matched control rats at 11.7T. Maps of R2* and quantitative susceptibility were calculated from the acquired 3D GRE magnitude and phase data, respectively. QSM and R2* maps were compared with Perls' (iron) and Alizarin-red-S (calcium) stainings in the same brains to investigate the pathophysiological basis of susceptibility contrast...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580001/eggplant-resistance-to-the-ralstonia-solanacearum-species-complex-involves-both-broad-spectrum-and-strain-specific-quantitative-trait-loci
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Sylvia Salgon, Cyril Jourda, Christopher Sauvage, Marie-Christine Daunay, Bernard Reynaud, Emmanuel Wicker, Jacques Dintinger
Bacterial wilt (BW) is a major disease of solanaceous crops caused by the Ralstonia solanacearum species complex (RSSC). Strains are grouped into five phylotypes (I, IIA, IIB, III, and IV). Varietal resistance is the most sustainable strategy for managing BW. Nevertheless, breeding to improve cultivar resistance has been limited by the pathogen's extensive genetic diversity. Identifying the genetic bases of specific and non-specific resistance is a prerequisite to breed improvement. A major gene (ERs1) was previously mapped in eggplant (Solanum melongena L...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571703/diagnosis-of-intracranial-calcification-and-hemorrhage-in-pediatric-patients-comparison-of-quantitative-susceptibility-mapping-and-phase-images-of-susceptibility-weighted-imaging
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S Ciraci, K Gumus, S Doganay, M S Dundar, G D Kaya Ozcora, S B Gorkem, H Per, A Coskun
PURPOSE: To prospectively compare the diagnostic capabilities of quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) with those of phase images of susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) in the detection and differentiation of intracranial calcification and hemorrhage in pediatric patients. METHOD: Sixteen pediatric patients (9 girls, 7 boys) with a mean age of 9.4±6.3 (SD) years (range, 6 days-15 years) were included. Fifty-nine calcifications and 31 hemorrhages were detected...
May 29, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556247/enhanced-quantitative-susceptibility-mapping-qsm-using-real-time-field-control
#17
Pinar Senay Özbay, Yolanda Duerst, Bertram Jakob Wilm, Klaas Paul Pruessmann, Daniel Nanz
PURPOSE: To assess the potential of a real-time field-control (FC) system for mitigating effects of spatiotemporal field fluctuations in quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) at 7 T. METHODS: Magnitude, phase, and QSM images of phantoms and healthy volunteers were acquired under standard conditions and under induced field perturbation (FP) (phantoms: periodic water-bottle displacement; volunteers: deep breathing and forearm movement) with and without FC, which continuously detects and minimizes magnetic-field variations...
May 28, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556244/coherence-enhancement-in-quantitative-susceptibility-mapping-by-means-of-anisotropic-weighting-in-morphology-enabled-dipole-inversion
#18
Youngwook Kee, Junghun Cho, Kofi Deh, Zhe Liu, Pascal Spincemaille, Yi Wang
PURPOSE: To investigate an anisotropic structural prior in morphology enabled dipole inversion (MEDI) for improving accuracy in quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM). THEORY AND METHODS: Anisotropic weighting (AW) was devised and implemented to incorporate orientation information into the edge agreement in the MEDI method. AW performance was compared with isotropic weighting by testing and validating on in vivo brain multiple orientation MRI data using COSMOS and the (33) component of the susceptibility tensor as reference...
May 28, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555262/qrfg3-a-novel-quantitative-resistance-locus-against-gibberella-stalk-rot-in-maize
#19
Chuanyu Ma, Xuena Ma, Lishan Yao, Yongjie Liu, Feili Du, Xiaohong Yang, Mingliang Xu
A quantitative trait locus  qRfg3 imparts recessive resistance to maize Gibberella stalk rot. qRfg3 has been mapped into a 350-kb interval and could reduce the disease severity index by ~26.6%. Gibberella stalk rot, caused by the fungal pathogen Fusarium graminearum, severely affects maize yield and grain quality worldwide. To identify more resistance quantitative trait loci (QTLs) against this disease, we analyzed a recombinant inbred line (RIL) population derived from a cross between resistant H127R and susceptible C7-2 inbred lines...
May 29, 2017: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543071/differentiating-enhancing-multiple-sclerosis-lesions-glioblastoma-and-lymphoma-with-dynamic-texture-parameters-analysis-dtpa-a-feasibility-study
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Rajeev K Verma, Roland Wiest, C Locher, Mirjam R Heldner, Phillip Schucht, Andreas Raabe, Jan Gralla, Christian Philipp Kamm, Johannes Slotboom, Frauke Kellner-Weldon
PURPOSE: MR-imaging hallmarks of glioblastoma (GB), cerebral lymphoma (CL), and demyelinating lesions are gadolinium (Gd) uptake due to blood brain barrier disruption. Thus, initial diagnosis may be difficult based on conventional Gd enhanced MRI alone. Here, the added value of a dynamic texture parameter analysis (DTPA) in the differentiation between these three entities is examined. DTPA is an in-house software tool that incorporates the analysis of quantitative texture parameters extracted from dynamic susceptibility contrast enhanced (DSCE) images...
May 19, 2017: Medical Physics
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