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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/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/28210220/mri-based-classification-models-in-prediction-of-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-dementia-in-late-life-depression
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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/28207873/classification-of-brain-disease-in-magnetic-resonance-images-using-two-stage-local-feature-fusion
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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/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
#7
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/28180083/lateralized-occipital-degeneration-in-posterior-cortical-atrophy-predicts-visual-field-deficits
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Rebecca S Millington, Merle James-Galton, Mari N Maia Da Silva, Gordon T Plant, Holly Bridge
BACKGROUND: Posterior cortical atrophy (PCA), the visual variant of Alzheimer's disease, leads to high-level visual deficits such as alexia or agnosia. Visual field deficits have also been identified, but often inconsistently reported. Little is known about the pattern of visual field deficits or the underlying cortical changes leading to this visual loss. METHODS: Multi-modal magnetic resonance imaging was used to investigate differences in gray matter volume, cortical thickness, white matter microstructure and functional activity in patients with PCA compared to age-matched controls...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180075/independent-value-added-by-diffusion-mri-for-prediction-of-cognitive-function-in-older-adults
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Julia A Scott, Duygu Tosun, Meredith N Braskie, Pauline Maillard, Paul M Thompson, Michael Weiner, Charles DeCarli, Owen T Carmichael
The purpose of this study was to determine whether white matter microstructure measured by diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI) provides independent information about baseline level or change in executive function (EF) or memory (MEM) in older adults with and without cognitive impairment. Longitudinal data was acquired from the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) study from phases GO and 2 (2009-2015). ADNI participants included were diagnosed as cognitively normal (n = 46), early mild cognitive impairment (MCI) (n = 48), late MCI (n = 29), and dementia (n = 39) at baseline...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180074/regional-staging-of-white-matter-signal-abnormalities-in-aging-and-alzheimer-s-disease
#10
Emily R Lindemer, Douglas N Greve, Bruce R Fischl, Jean C Augustinack, David H Salat
White matter lesions, quantified as 'white matter signal abnormalities' (WMSA) on neuroimaging, are common incidental findings on brain images of older adults. This tissue damage is linked to cerebrovascular dysfunction and is associated with cognitive decline. The regional distribution of WMSA throughout the cerebral white matter has been described at a gross scale; however, to date no prior study has described regional patterns relative to cortical gyral landmarks which may be important for understanding functional impact...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178960/ultrasound-and-dynamic-functional-imaging-in-vascular-cognitive-impairment-and-alzheimer-s-disease
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REVIEW
Branko Malojcic, Panteleimon Giannakopoulos, Farzaneh A Sorond, Elsa Azevedo, Marina Diomedi, Janja Pretnar Oblak, Nicola Carraro, Marina Boban, Laszlo Olah, Stephan J Schreiber, Aleksandra Pavlovic, Zsolt Garami, Nantan M Bornstein, Bernhard Rosengarten
BACKGROUND: The vascular contributions to neurodegeneration and neuroinflammation may be assessed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasonography (US). This review summarises the methodology for these widely available, safe and relatively low cost tools and analyses recent work highlighting their potential utility as biomarkers for differentiating subtypes of cognitive impairment and dementia, tracking disease progression and evaluating response to treatment in various neurocognitive disorders...
February 9, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161156/amyloid-beta-deposition-is-associated-with-increased-medial-temporal-lobe-activation-during-memory-encoding-in-the-cognitively-normal-elderly
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Kathryn Edelman, Dana Tudorascu, Christian Agudelo, Beth Snitz, Helmet Karim, Ann Cohen, Chester Mathis, Julie Price, Lisa Weissfeld, William Klunk, Howard Aizenstein
BACKGROUND: Much is unknown about changes that occur in the brain in the years preceding the cognitive and functional impairment associated with Alzheimer disease (AD). This period before mild cognitive impairment is present has been referred to as preclinical AD, and is thought to begin with amyloid-beta deposition and then progress to neurodegeneration and functional brain circuit alterations. Prior studies have shown that there is increased medial temporal lobe activation on functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) early in the course of mild cognitive impairment...
January 19, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160212/phthalides-distribution-in-nature-chemical-reactivity-synthesis-and-biological-activity
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Alejandra León, Mayela Del-Ángel, José Luis Ávila, Guillermo Delgado
Phthalides are a relatively small group of natural compounds confined to several plant families and some genera of fungi and liverworts. They are divided into two structural groups, the monomeric and dimeric phthalides, and known mainly as bioactive constituents of different plant species used traditionally for medicinal purposes in Asia, Europe, and North America.The first reports on the chemistry of phthalides appeared at the end of the nineteenth century, in which they were identified as the odor constituents of the essential oil of celery (Apium graveolens) by Ciamician and Silber (1897)...
2017: Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157104/a-multi-cohort-study-of-apoe-%C3%A9-4-and-amyloid-%C3%AE-effects-on-the-hippocampus-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Wasim Khan, Vincent Giampietro, Tobias Banaschewski, Gareth J Barker, Arun L W Bokde, Christian Büchel, Patricia Conrod, Herta Flor, Vincent Frouin, Hugh Garavan, Penny Gowland, Anreas Heinz, Bernd Ittermann, Hervé Lemaître, Frauke Nees, Tomas Paus, Zdenka Pausova, Marcella Rietschel, Michael N Smolka, Andreas Ströhle, Jeurgen Gallinat, Bruno Vellas, Hilkka Soininen, Iwona Kloszewska, Magda Tsolaki, Patrizia Mecocci, Christian Spenger, Victor L Villemagne, Colin L Masters, J-Sebastian Muehlboeck, Lars Bäckman, Laura Fratiglioni, Grégoria Kalpouzos, Lars-Olof Wahlund, Gunther Schumann, Simon Lovestone, Steven C R Williams, Eric Westman, Andrew Simmons
The apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene has been consistently shown to modulate the risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Here, using an AD and normal aging dataset primarily consisting of three AD multi-center studies (n = 1,781), we compared the effect of APOE and amyloid-β (Aβ) on baseline hippocampal volumes in AD patients, mild cognitive impairment (MCI) subjects, and healthy controls. A large sample of healthy adolescents (n = 1,387) was also used to compared hippocampal volumes between APOE groups. Subjects had undergone a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan and APOE genotyping...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152536/convergent-results-from-neuropsychology-and-from-neuroimaging-in-patients-with-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Carl Fredrik Eliassen, Ivar Reinvang, Per Selnes, Tormod Fladby, Erik Hessen
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To investigate the correspondence between neuropsychological single measures and variation in fludeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG PET) glucose metabolism and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) cortical thickness in mild cognitive impairment (MCI) patients. METHODS: Forty-two elderly controls and 73 MCI subjects underwent FDG PET and MRI scanning. Backward regression analyses with PET and MRI regions were used as dependent variables, while Rey Auditory Verbal Memory Test (RAVLT) recall, Trail Making Test B (TMT B), and a composite test score (RAVLT learning and immediate recall, TMT A, COWAT, and letter-number sequencing) were used as predictor variables...
February 3, 2017: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149943/the-apoe-%C3%AE%C2%B54-genotype-modulates-csf-ykl-40-levels-and-their-structural-brain-correlates-in-the-continuum-of-alzheimer-s-disease-but-not-those-of-strem2
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Juan Domingo Gispert, Gemma C Monté, Marc Suárez-Calvet, Carles Falcon, Alan Tucholka, Santiago Rojas, Lorena Rami, Raquel Sánchez-Valle, Albert Lladó, Gernot Kleinberger, Christian Haass, José Luis Molinuevo
INTRODUCTION: Among other metabolic functions, the apolipoprotein E (APOE) plays a crucial role in neuroinflammation. We aimed at assessing whether APOE ε4 modulates levels of glial cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers and their structural cerebral correlates along the continuum of Alzheimer's disease (AD). METHODS: Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans were acquired in 110 participants (49 control; 19 preclinical; 27 mild cognitive impairment [MCI] due to AD; 15 mild AD dementia) and CSF concentrations of YKL-40 and sTREM2 were determined...
2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149942/cognitive-complaints-in-older-adults-at-risk-for-alzheimer-s-disease-are-associated-with-altered-resting-state-networks
#17
Joey A Contreras, Joaquín Goñi, Shannon L Risacher, Enrico Amico, Karmen Yoder, Mario Dzemidzic, John D West, Brenna C McDonald, Martin R Farlow, Olaf Sporns, Andrew J Saykin
INTRODUCTION: Pathophysiological changes that accompany early clinical symptoms in prodromal Alzheimer's disease (AD) may have a disruptive influence on brain networks. We investigated resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rsfMRI), combined with brain connectomics, to assess changes in whole-brain functional connectivity (FC) in relation to neurocognitive variables. METHODS: Participants included 58 older adults who underwent rsfMRI. Individual FC matrices were computed based on a 278-region parcellation...
2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135060/evidence-of-molecular-interactions-of-a%C3%AE-1-42-with-n-terminal-truncated-beta-amyloids-by-nmr
#18
Simona Tomaselli, Katiuscia Pagano, Cristina D'Arrigo, Henriette Molinari, Laura Ragona
Aβ peptides, the main protein components of Alzheimer's disease (AD) plaques, derive from a proteolytic cleavage of the amyloid precursor protein. Due to heterogeneous cleavage sites, a series of Aβ peptides, including the major and widely studied species Aβ1-40 (Aβ40) and Aβ1-42 (Aβ42), are produced. In addition to the C-terminal heterogeneity of Aβ peptides, significant amounts of N-terminal truncated (Aβ3-42) and pyroglutamate-modified amyloid-β peptides (AβpE3-42) have been identified in AD affected brains and shown to be more cytotoxic than unmodified Aβ peptides...
February 6, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132187/combining-a-patch-based-approach-with-a-non-rigid-registration-based-label-fusion-method-for-the-hippocampal-segmentation-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#19
Carlos Platero, M Carmen Tobar
We provide and evaluate an open-source software solution for automatically hippocampal segmentation from T1-weighted (T1w) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The method is applied for measuring the hippocampal volume, which allows discriminate between patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) or mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and elderly controls (NC). The method is based on a fast patch-based label fusion method, whose selected patches and their weights are calculated from a combination of similarity measures between patches using intensity-based distances and labeling-based distances...
January 28, 2017: Neuroinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126471/decreased-functional-connectivity-between-the-dorsal-anterior-cingulate-cortex-and-lingual-gyrus-in-alzheimer-s-disease-patients-with-depression
#20
Xiaozheng Liu, Wei Chen, Hongtao Hou, Xingli Chen, Jiangtao Zhang, Jian Liu, Zhongwei Guo, Guanghui Bai
BACKGROUND: Depression is one of the most common psychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer's disease (AD), occurring in up to 40% of AD patients. It influences the cognitive function of patients and increases the burden on their caregivers. Currently, there are few effective medical treatments for reducing the symptoms of depression in AD patients. Understanding the underlying neurobiological mechanisms in AD patients with depression (D-AD) is crucial for developing effective interventions. The anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) is an important brain region involved in emotional and cognitive processing...
January 23, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
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