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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096673/apathy-and-intrinsic-functional-connectivity-networks-in-amnestic-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Soo Hyun Joo, Chang Uk Lee, Hyun Kook Lim
BACKGROUND: Although several prior works reported that apathy is associated with conversion to Alzheimer's disease in individuals with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI), effects of apathy on the functional connectivity (FC) of the brain remain unclear. In this study, we assessed the pattern of association between apathy and default mode network (DMN), salience network and central executive network (CEN) in aMCI subjects. METHODS: Fifty subjects with aMCI and 50 controls (CONs) participated in this study...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095900/post-stroke-dementia-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Milija D Mijajlović, Aleksandra Pavlović, Michael Brainin, Wolf-Dieter Heiss, Terence J Quinn, Hege B Ihle-Hansen, Dirk M Hermann, Einor Ben Assayag, Edo Richard, Alexander Thiel, Efrat Kliper, Yong-Il Shin, Yun-Hee Kim, SeongHye Choi, San Jung, Yeong-Bae Lee, Osman Sinanović, Deborah A Levine, Ilana Schlesinger, Gillian Mead, Vuk Milošević, Didier Leys, Guri Hagberg, Marie Helene Ursin, Yvonne Teuschl, Semyon Prokopenko, Elena Mozheyko, Anna Bezdenezhnykh, Karl Matz, Vuk Aleksić, DafinFior Muresanu, Amos D Korczyn, Natan M Bornstein
Post-stroke dementia (PSD) or post-stroke cognitive impairment (PSCI) may affect up to one third of stroke survivors. Various definitions of PSCI and PSD have been described. We propose PSD as a label for any dementia following stroke in temporal relation. Various tools are available to screen and assess cognition, with few PSD-specific instruments. Choice will depend on purpose of assessment, with differing instruments needed for brief screening (e.g., Montreal Cognitive Assessment) or diagnostic formulation (e...
January 18, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072381/magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-positron-emission-tomography-in-the-diagnosis-of-neurodegenerative-dementias
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REVIEW
A Del Sole, S Malaspina, Alberto Magenta Biasina
Neuroimaging, both with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET), has gained a pivotal role in the diagnosis of primary neurodegenerative diseases. These two techniques are used as biomarkers of both pathology and progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and to differentiate AD from other neurodegenerative diseases. MRI is able to identify structural changes including patterns of atrophy characterizing neurodegenerative diseases, and to distinguish these from other causes of cognitive impairment, e...
October 2016: Functional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068565/retinal-thinning-is-uniquely-associated-with-medial-temporal-lobe-atrophy-in-neurologically-normal-older-adults
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Kaitlin B Casaletto, Michael E Ward, Nicholas S Baker, Brianne M Bettcher, Jeffrey M Gelfand, Yaqiao Li, Robert Chen, Shubir Dutt, Bruce Miller, Joel H Kramer, Ari J Green
Given the converging pathologic and epidemiologic data indicating a relationship between retinal integrity and neurodegeneration, including Alzheimer's disease (AD), we aimed to determine if retinal structure correlates with medial temporal lobe (MTL) structure and function in neurologically normal older adults. Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography, verbal and visual memory testing, and 3T-magnetic resonance imaging of the brain were performed in 79 neurologically normal adults enrolled in a healthy aging cohort study...
December 21, 2016: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066707/longitudinal-changes-in-microstructural-white-matter-metrics-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Chantel D Mayo, Erin L Mazerolle, Lesley Ritchie, John D Fisk, Jodie R Gawryluk
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. Current avenues of AD research focus on pre-symptomatic biomarkers that will assist with early diagnosis of AD. The majority of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) based biomarker research to date has focused on neuronal loss in grey matter and there is a paucity of research on white matter. METHODS: Longitudinal DTI data from the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative 2 database were used to examine 1) the within-group microstructural white matter changes in individuals with AD and healthy controls at baseline and year one; and 2) the between-group microstructural differences in individuals with AD and healthy controls at both time points...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060278/nuclear-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-for-the-identification-of-multiple-phosphorylations-of-intrinsically-disordered-proteins
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Clément Danis, Clément Despres, Luiza M Bessa, Idir Malki, Hamida Merzougui, Isabelle Huvent, Haoling Qi, Guy Lippens, François-Xavier Cantrelle, Robert Schneider, Xavier Hanoulle, Caroline Smet-Nocca, Isabelle Landrieu
Aggregates of the neuronal Tau protein are found inside neurons of Alzheimer's disease patients. Development of the disease is accompanied by increased, abnormal phosphorylation of Tau. In the course of the molecular investigation of Tau functions and dysfunctions in the disease, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is used to identify the multiple phosphorylations of Tau. We present here detailed protocols of recombinant production of Tau in bacteria, with isotopic enrichment for NMR studies. Purification steps that take advantage of Tau's heat stability and high isoelectric point are described...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059783/improved-cerebrospinal-fluid-based-discrimination-between-alzheimer-s-disease-patients-and-controls-after-correction-for-ventricular-volumes
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Linda J C van Waalwijk van Doorn, Juan D Gispert, H Bea Kuiperij, Jurgen A H R Claassen, Andrea Arighi, Inês Baldeiras, Kaj Blennow, Marco Bozzali, Miguel Castelo-Branco, Enrica Cavedo, Derya D Emek-Savaş, Erden Eren, Paolo Eusebi, Lucia Farotti, Chiara Fenoglio, Juan Fortea Ormaechea, Yvonne Freund-Levi, Giovanni B Frisoni, Daniela Galimberti, Sermin Genc, Viviana Greco, Harald Hampel, Sanna-Kaisa Herukka, Yawu Liu, Albert Lladó, Alberto Lleó, Flavio M Nobili, Kader K Oguz, Lucilla Parnetti, João Pereira, Agnese Picco, Maria Pikkarainen, Catarina Resende de Oliveira, Esen Saka, Nicola Salvadori, Raquel Sanchez-Valle, Isabel Santana, Elio Scarpini, Philip Scheltens, Hilkka Soininen, Roberto Tarducci, Charlotte Teunissen, Magda Tsolaki, Andrea Urbani, Eduard Vilaplana Martinez, Pieter Jelle Visser, Asa K Wallin, Görsev Yener, José L Molinuevo, Olga Meulenbroek, Marcel M Verbeek
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers may support the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). We studied if the diagnostic power of AD CSF biomarker concentrations, i.e., Aβ42, total tau (t-tau), and phosphorylated tau (p-tau), is affected by differences in lateral ventricular volume (VV), using CSF biomarker data and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of 730 subjects, from 13 European Memory Clinics. We developed a Matlab-algorithm for standardized automated segmentation analysis of T1 weighted MRI scans in SPM8 for determining VV, and computed its ratio with total intracranial volume (TIV) as proxy for total CSF volume...
December 3, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056734/metal-nanoparticles-for-the-treatment-and-diagnosis-of-neurodegenerative-brain-diseases
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Valentina Vio, María José Marchant, Eyleen Araya, Marcelo J Kogan
This review focuses on the application of metal nanoparticles in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. Metal nanoparticles present interesting physicochemical properties that can be applied to increase biomarker detection sensitivities in vitro and in vivo. Furthermore, these nanoparticles could be used in different strategies for the treatment of central nervous system diseases, particularly in regards to drug delivery. Herein, specific potential applications of metal nanoparticles are separately discussed for the contexts of in vitro diagnoses and treatments...
January 5, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054724/learning-based-3t-brain-mri-segmentation-with-guidance-from-7t-mri-labeling
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Minghui Deng, Renping Yu, Li Wang, Feng Shi, Pew-Thian Yap, Dinggang Shen
PURPOSE: Segmentation of brain magnetic resonance (MR) images into white matter (WM), gray matter (GM), and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is crucial for brain structural measurement and disease diagnosis. Learning-based segmentation methods depend largely on the availability of good training ground truth. However, the commonly used 3T MR images are of insufficient image quality and often exhibit poor intensity contrast between WM, GM, and CSF. Therefore, they are not ideal for providing good ground truth label data for training learning-based methods...
December 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052060/structural-variation-in-amyloid-%C3%AE-fibrils-from-alzheimer-s-disease-clinical-subtypes
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Wei Qiang, Wai-Ming Yau, Jun-Xia Lu, John Collinge, Robert Tycko
Aggregation of amyloid-β peptides into fibrils or other self-assembled states is central to the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease. Fibrils formed in vitro by 40- and 42-residue amyloid-β peptides (Aβ40 and Aβ42) are polymorphic, with variations in molecular structure that depend on fibril growth conditions. Recent experiments suggest that variations in amyloid-β fibril structure in vivo may correlate with variations in Alzheimer's disease phenotype, in analogy to distinct prion strains that are associated with different clinical and pathological phenotypes...
January 12, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045907/early-prediction-of-alzheimer-s-disease-using-null-longitudinal-model-based-classifiers
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Giovana Gavidia-Bovadilla, Samir Kanaan-Izquierdo, María Mataró-Serrat, Alexandre Perera-Lluna
Incipient Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is characterized by a slow onset of clinical symptoms, with pathological brain changes starting several years earlier. Consequently, it is necessary to first understand and differentiate age-related changes in brain regions in the absence of disease, and then to support early and accurate AD diagnosis. However, there is poor understanding of the initial stage of AD; seemingly healthy elderly brains lose matter in regions related to AD, but similar changes can also be found in non-demented subjects having mild cognitive impairment (MCI)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034792/glutathione-in-the-human-brain-review-of-its-roles-and-measurement-by-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy
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Caroline D Rae, Stephen R Williams
We review the transport, synthesis and catabolism of glutathione in the brain as well as its compartmentation and biochemistry in different brain cells. The major reactions involving glutathione are reviewed and the factors limiting its availability in brain cells are discussed. We also describe and critique current methods for measuring glutathione in the human brain using magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and review the literature on glutathione measurements in healthy brains and in neurological, psychiatric, neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental conditions In summary: Healthy human brain glutathione concentration is ∼1-2 mM, but it varies by brain region, with evidence of gender differences and age effects; in neurological disease glutathione appears reduced in multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease and epilepsy, while being increased in meningiomas; in psychiatric disease the picture is complex and confounded by methodological differences, regional effects, length of disease and drug-treatment...
December 26, 2016: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034600/sleep-changes-without-medial-temporal-lobe-or-brain-cortical-changes-in-community-dwelling-individuals-with-subjective-cognitive-decline
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Mariella Lauriola, Roberto Esposito, Stefano Delli Pizzi, Massimiliano de Zambotti, Francesco Londrillo, Joel H Kramer, Gil D Rabinovici, Armando Tartaro
INTRODUCTION: Subjective cognitive decline (SCD) is a risk factor for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer disease (AD). Although sleep has been shown to be altered in MCI and AD, little is known about sleep in SCD. METHODS: Seventy cognitively normal community-dwelling participants were classified as SCD (32) or controls (38) using the Subjective Cognitive Decline Questionnaire. Sleep was assessed using actigraphy and diaries. FreeSurfer was used for performing medial temporal lobes (MTLs) and brain cortical parcellation of 3T magnetic resonance images...
December 26, 2016: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033566/towards-a-holistic-cortical-thickness-descriptor-heat-kernel-based-grey-matter-morphology-signatures
#14
Gang Wang, Yalin Wang
In this paper, we propose a heat kernel based regional shape descriptor that may be capable of better exploiting volumetric morphological information than other available methods, thereby improving statistical power on brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) analysis. The mechanism of our analysis is driven by the graph spectrum and the heat kernel theory, to capture the volumetric geometry information in the constructed tetrahedral meshes. In order to capture profound brain grey matter shape changes, we first use the volumetric Laplace-Beltrami operator to determine the point pair correspondence between white-grey matter and CSF-grey matter boundary surfaces by computing the streamlines in a tetrahedral mesh...
December 26, 2016: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033119/gradient-nonlinearity-calibration-and-correction-for-a-compact-asymmetric-magnetic-resonance-imaging-gradient-system
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S Tao, J D Trzasko, J L Gunter, P T Weavers, Y Shu, J Huston, S K Lee, E T Tan, M A Bernstein
Due to engineering limitations, the spatial encoding gradient fields in conventional magnetic resonance imaging cannot be perfectly linear and always contain higher-order, nonlinear components. If ignored during image reconstruction, gradient nonlinearity (GNL) manifests as image geometric distortion. Given an estimate of the GNL field, this distortion can be corrected to a degree proportional to the accuracy of the field estimate. The GNL of a gradient system is typically characterized using a spherical harmonic polynomial model with model coefficients obtained from electromagnetic simulation...
December 29, 2016: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017480/cognitive-reserve-moderates-the-association-between-functional-network-anti-correlations-and-memory-in-mci
#16
Nicolai Franzmeier, Katharina Buerger, Stefan Teipel, Yaakov Stern, Martin Dichgans, Michael Ewers
Cognitive reserve (CR) shows protective effects on cognitive function in older adults. Here, we focused on the effects of CR at the functional network level. We assessed in patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) whether higher CR moderates the association between low internetwork cross-talk on memory performance. In 2 independent aMCI samples (n = 76 and 93) and healthy controls (HC, n = 36), CR was assessed via years of education and intelligence (IQ). We focused on the anti-correlation between the dorsal attention network (DAN) and an anterior and posterior default mode network (DMN), assessed via sliding time window analysis of resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)...
February 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000005/comparison-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-profiles-in-alzheimer-s-disease-with-multiple-cerebral-microbleeds-and-cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy-related-inflammation
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Akio Kimura, Masao Takemura, Kuniaki Saito, Nobuaki Yoshikura, Yuichi Hayashi, Naoko Harada, Hiroshi Nishida, Hideto Nakajima, Takashi Inuzuka
Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) sometimes reveals multiple cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) and confluent white matter hyperintensities (WMHs) similar to those observed in cerebral amyloid angiopathy-related inflammation (CAA-I). To determine whether there might be common pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the MRI findings of multiple CMBs and confluent WMHs, we investigated the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) profiles of 38 AD, five amnestic mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and six CAA-I patients...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997993/longitudinal-imaging-reveals-sub-hippocampal-dynamics-in-glutamate-levels-associated-with-histopathologic-events-in-a-mouse-model-of-tauopathy-and-healthy-mice
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Rachelle Crescenzi, Catherine DeBrosse, Ravi P R Nanga, Matthew D Byrne, Guruprasad Krishnamoorthy, Kevin D'Aquilla, Hari Nath, Knashawn H Morales, Michiyo Iba, Hari Hariharan, Virginia M Y- Lee, John A Detre, Ravinder Reddy
Tauopathies are neurodegenerative disorders characterized by abnormal intracellular aggregates of tau protein, and include Alzheimer's disease, corticobasal degeneration, frontotemporal dementia, and traumatic brain injury. Glutamate metabolism is altered in neurodegenerative disorders manifesting in higher or lower concentrations of glutamate, its transporters or receptors. Previously, glutamate chemical exchange saturation transfer (GluCEST) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated that glutamate levels are reduced in regions of synapse loss in the hippocampus of a mouse model of late-stage tauopathy...
December 20, 2016: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989773/in-vivo-detection-of-microstructural-correlates-of-brain-pathology-in-preclinical-and-early-alzheimer-disease-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Yue Zhao, Marcus E Raichle, Jie Wen, Tammie L Benzinger, Anne M Fagan, Jason Hassenstab, Andrei G Vlassenko, Jie Luo, Nigel J Cairns, Jon J Christensen, John C Morris, Dmitriy A Yablonskiy
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer disease (AD) affects at least 5 million individuals in the USA alone stimulating an intense search for disease prevention and treatment therapies as well as for diagnostic techniques allowing early identification of AD during a long pre-symptomatic period that can be used for the initiation of prevention trials of disease-modifying therapies in asymptomatic individuals. METHODS: Our approach to developing such techniques is based on the Gradient Echo Plural Contrast Imaging (GEPCI) technique that provides quantitative in vivo measurements of several brain-tissue-specific characteristics of the gradient echo MRI signal (GEPCI metrics) that depend on the integrity of brain tissue cellular structure...
December 15, 2016: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975251/the-study-of-posttranslational-modifications-of-tau-protein-by-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-phosphorylation-of-tau-protein-by-erk2-recombinant-kinase-and-rat-brain-extract-and-acetylation-by-recombinant-creb-binding-protein
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Haoling Qi, Clément Despres, Sudhakaran Prabakaran, François-Xavier Cantrelle, Béatrice Chambraud, Jeremy Gunawardena, Guy Lippens, Caroline Smet-Nocca, Isabelle Landrieu
Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy can be used as an analytical tool to investigate posttranslational modifications of protein. NMR is a valuable tool to map the interaction regions of protein partners. Here, we present protocols that have been developed in the course of our studies of the neuronal Tau protein. Tau is found aggregated in the neurons of Alzheimer's disease patients. Development of the disease is accompanied by increased, abnormal phosphorylation and acetylation of Tau. We have used NMR to investigate how these posttranslational modifications of Tau affect the interactions with its partners...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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