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Sarah E Kohe, Christopher D Bennett, Simrandip K Gill, Martin Wilson, Carmel McConville, Andrew C Peet
The rare pediatric embryonal tumors retinoblastoma, medulloblastoma and neuroblastoma derive from neuroectodermal tissue and share similar histopathological features despite different anatomical locations and diverse clinical outcomes. As metabolism can reflect genetic and histological features, we investigated whether the metabolism of embryonal tumors reflects their similar histology, shared developmental and neural origins, or tumor location. We undertook metabolic profiling on 50 retinoblastoma, 39 medulloblastoma and 70 neuroblastoma using high resolution magic angle spinning magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS)...
February 16, 2018: Oncotarget
Bart de Laat, Akila Weerasekera, Gil Leurquin-Sterk, Guy M Bormans, Uwe Himmelreich, Cindy Casteels, Koen Van Laere
Cocaine addiction is a disorder without diagnostic biomarkers or effective pharmacotherapy. Research on the glutamatergic system lacks longitudinal data starting before exposure to cocaine. We present findings in a rat model of cocaine self-administration that was followed-up longitudinally using the mGluR5 tracer18 F-FPEB PET, 1H-MRS and behavioral tests. Methods: Forty-two Wistar rats were scanned with18 F-FPEB PET and 1H-MRS before and after sucrose or IV cocaine self-administration, during withdrawal and relapse...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
Francesca Rizzo, Ester Nespoli, Alireza Abaei, Izhar Bar-Gad, Dinesh K Deelchand, Jörg Fegert, Volker Rasche, Bastian Hengerer, Tobias M Boeckers
Tourette's syndrome (TS) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized primarily by motor and vocal tics. Comorbidities such as attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are observed in over 50% of TS patients. We applied aripiprazole in a juvenile rat model that displays motor tics and hyperactivity. We additionally assessed the amount of ultrasonic vocalizations (USVs) as an indicator for the presence of vocal tics and evaluated the changes in the striatal neurometabolism using in vivo proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) at 11...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
Vigneswaran Veeramuthu, Pohchoo Seow, Vairavan Narayanan, Jeannie Hsiu Ding Wong, Li Kuo Tan, Aditya Tri Hernowo, Norlisah Ramli
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Magnetic resonance spectroscopy is a noninvasive imaging technique that allows for reliable assessment of microscopic changes in brain cytoarchitecture, neuronal injuries, and neurochemical changes resultant from traumatic insults. We aimed to evaluate the acute alteration of neurometabolites in complicated and uncomplicated mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) patients in comparison to control subjects using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H magnetic resonance spectroscopy)...
February 12, 2018: Academic Radiology
Matthijs G Bossong, Robin Wilson, Elizabeth Appiah-Kusi, Philip McGuire, Sagnik Bhattacharyya
Background: Dysfunctional reward processing is associated with a number of psychiatric disorders, such as addiction and schizophrenia. It is thought that reward is regulated mainly by dopamine transmission in the ventral striatum. Contemporary animal models suggest that striatal dopamine concentrations and associated behaviours are related to glutamatergic functioning in the ventral hippocampus. However, in humans the association between reward-related ventral striatal response and hippocampal glutamate levels is unclear...
February 10, 2018: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
Santosh K Bharti, Flonné Wildes, Chien-Fu Hung, T C Wu, Zaver M Bhujwalla, Marie-France Penet
Introduction: Malignant ascites (MA) is a major cause of morbidity that occurs in 37% of ovarian cancer patients. The accumulation of MA in the peritoneal cavity due to cancer results in debilitating symptoms and extremely poor quality of life. There is an urgent unmet need to expand the understanding of MA to design effective treatment strategies, and to improve MA diagnosis. Objective: Our purpose here is to contribute to a better characterization of MA metabolic composition in ovarian cancer...
October 2017: Metabolomics: Official Journal of the Metabolomic Society
Ajay Thankamony, Graham J Kemp, Albert Koulman, Vlada Bokii, David B Savage, Chris Boesch, Leanne Hodson, David B Dunger, Alison Sleigh
Intramyocellular lipid (IMCL) is of particular metabolic interest, but despite many proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H MRS) studies reporting IMCL content measured by the methylene (CH2) resonance signal, little is known about its composition. Here we validated IMCL CH3:CH2 ratio as a compositional marker using 1H MRS at short echo time, and investigated IMCL content and composition during a 28-hour fast in 24 healthy males. Increases in IMCL CH2 relative to the creatine and phosphocreatine resonance (Cr) at 3...
February 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
Jonathan Lynn, Eric A Woodcock, Chaitali Anand, Dalal Khatib, Jeffrey A Stanley
Proton functional magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H fMRS) is a noninvasive neuroimaging technique capable of detecting dynamic changes in glutamate related to task-related demands at a temporal resolution under 1 min. Several recent 1H fMRS studies demonstrated elevated steady-state levels of glutamate of 2% or greater during different 'task-active' conditions, relative to a 'non-task-active' control condition. However, the 'control' condition from these studies does vary with respect to the degree of constraining behavior, which may lead to different glutamate levels or variability between 'control' conditions...
February 5, 2018: NeuroImage
Eric Plitman, Sofia Chavez, Shinichiro Nakajima, Yusuke Iwata, Jun Ku Chung, Fernando Caravaggio, Julia Kim, Youssef Alshehri, M Mallar Chakravarty, Vincenzo De Luca, Gary Remington, Philip Gerretsen, Ariel Graff-Guerrero
Previous proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) studies have reported disrupted levels of various neurometabolites in patients with schizophrenia. An area of particular interest within this patient population is the striatum, which is highly implicated in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. The present study examined neurometabolite levels in the striatum of 12 patients with schizophrenia receiving antipsychotic treatment for at least 1 year and 11 healthy controls using 3-Tesla 1H-MRS (PRESS, TE = 35 ms)...
January 31, 2018: Psychiatry Research
Agata Szulc, Magdalena Wiedlocha, Napoleon Waszkiewicz, Beata Galińska-Skok, Piotr Marcinowicz, Jacek Gierus, Anna Mosiolek
1H MRS is widely used in the research of mental disorders. It enables evaluation of concentration or ratios of several metabolites, which play important roles in brain metabolism: N-acetylaspartate (NAA), choline containing compounds, myo-inositol and glutamate, glutamine and GABA (together as Glx complex or separately). Specifically in bipolar disorder brain metabolite abnormalities include mostly NAA reduces and Glx increases in different brain regions. Bipolar disorder is associated with impairment in neurotrophic and cellular plasticity, resilience pathways and in neuroprotective processes...
January 17, 2018: Psychiatry Research
James W Murrough, Kathryn M Huryk, Xiangling Mao, Brian Iacoviello, Katherine Collins, Andrew A Nierenberg, Guoxin Kang, Dikoma C Shungu, Dan V Iosifescu
BACKGROUND: The antibiotic minocycline appears to promote neuroprotection through antioxidant and other mechanisms that may be relevant to the pathophysiology of bipolar disorder. The present study assessed the efficacy of minocycline in bipolar depression and examined the association between minocycline treatment and brain glutathione (GSH), an essential regulator of oxidative stress. METHOD: Twenty patients with bipolar disorder experiencing acute depressive symptoms enrolled in an 8-week, open-label trial of adjuvant minocycline...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
Christian Bayerl, Roberto Lorbeer, Margit Heier, Christa Meisinger, Susanne Rospleszcz, Anina Schafnitzel, Hannah Patscheider, Sigrid Auweter, Annette Peters, Birgit Ertl-Wagner, Maximilian Reiser, Fabian Bamberg, Holger Hetterich
BACKGROUND: The aim of our study was to determine the relation of alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking on continuous-measured hepatic fat fraction (HFF) in a population free of cardiovascular disease. We suggested a direct correlation of alcohol consumption with HFF and increased HFF in former smokers compared to current smokers. METHODS: Data from 384 subjects (mean age: 56 years, 58% men) of a population-based cohort study (KORA) were included in a cross-sectional design...
2018: PloS One
Hongxia Lei, Elisabeth Dirren, Carole Poitry-Yamate, Bernard L Schneider, Rolf Gruetter, Patrick Aebischer
In vivo 1H magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) investigations of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) mouse brain may provide neurochemical profiles and alterations in association with ALS disease progression. We aimed to longitudinally follow neurochemical evolutions of striatum, brainstem and motor cortex of mice transgenic for G93A mutant human superoxide dismutase type-1 (G93A-SOD1), an ALS model. Region-specific neurochemical alterations were detected in asymptomatic G93A-SOD1 mice, particularly in lactate (-19%) and glutamate (+8%) of brainstem, along with γ-amino-butyric acid (-30%), N-acetyl-aspartate (-5%) and ascorbate (+51%) of motor cortex...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
Stefano Delli Pizzi, Rosa Grazia Bellomo, Simona Maria Carmignano, Emilio Ancona, Raffaella Franciotti, Marco Supplizi, Giovanni Barassi, Marco Onofrj, Laura Bonanni, Raoul Saggini
Rehabilitation interventions represent an alternative strategy to pharmacological treatment in order to slow or reverse some functional aspects of disability in Parkinson's disease (PD). To date, the neurophysiological mechanisms underlying rehabilitation-mediated improvement in PD patients are still poorly understood. Interestingly, growing evidence has highlighted a key role of the glutamate in neurogenesis and brain plasticity. The brain levels of glutamate, and of its precursor glutamine, can be detected in vivo and noninvasively as "Glx" by means of proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (H-MRS)...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Luke A Jelen, Sinead King, Paul G Mullins, James M Stone
Abnormalities of the glutamate system are increasingly implicated in schizophrenia but their exact nature remains unknown. Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS), while fundamental in revealing glutamatergic alterations in schizophrenia, has, until recently, been significantly limited and thought to only provide static measures. Functional magnetic resonance spectroscopy (fMRS), which uses sequential scans for dynamic measurement of a range of brain metabolites in activated brain areas, has lately been applied to a variety of task or stimulus conditions, producing interesting insights into neurometabolite responses to neural activation...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Psychopharmacology
Ruo-Mi Guo, Qing-Ling Li, Zhong-Xing Luo, Wen Tang, Ju Jiao, Jin Wang, Zhuang Kang, Shao-Qiong Chen, Yong Zhang
Objective: To noninvasively assess the neurodegenerative changes in the brain of patients with Niemann-Pick type C (NPC) disease by measuring the lesion tissue with the iterative decomposition of water and fat with echo asymmetry and least square estimation-iron quantification (IDEAL-IQ). Materials and Methods: Routine brain MRI, IDEAL-IQ and 1H-proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS, served as control) were performed on 12 patients with type C Niemann-Pick disease (4 males and 8 females; age range, 15-61 years; mean age, 36 years) and 20 healthy subjects (10 males and 10 females; age range, 20-65 years; mean age, 38 years)...
January 2018: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
Charles Gasparovic, Arvind Caprihan, Ronald A Yeo, John Phillips, Jean R Lowe, Richard Campbell, Robin K Ohls
BACKGROUND: Erythropoiesis stimulating agents (ESAs) are neuroprotective in cell and animal models of preterm birth. Prematurity has been shown to alter neurometabolite levels in children in studies using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS). OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that ESA treatment in premature infants would tend to normalize neurometabolites by 4-6 years of age. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Children in a longitudinal study of neurodevelopment underwent MRI and 1H-MRS at approximately 4 years and 6 years of age...
January 15, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
E Mark Mahone, Nicolaas A Puts, Richard A E Edden, Matthew Ryan, Harvey S Singer
Tourette syndrome (TS) is characterized by presence of chronic, fluctuating motor and phonic tics. The underlying neurobiological basis for these movements is hypothesized to involve cortical-striatal-thalamo-cortical (CSTC) pathways. Two major neurotransmitters within these circuits are γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and glutamate. Seventy-five participants (32 with TS, 43 controls) ages 5-12 years completed 1 H MRS at 7T. GABA and glutamate were measured in dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC), ventromedial prefrontal cortex (VMPFC), premotor cortex (PMC), and striatum, and metabolites quantified using LCModel...
March 30, 2018: Psychiatry Research
H J Qu, L Wang, P H Jin, Q Gao, J X Zhou, Y Song, J Wang, Y M Jiang, L Gong, G Y Chen, J P Ding, J P Shi
Objective: To investigate the value of 1H-magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS) in determining the content of liver triglyceride in patients with fatty liver disease (FLD), as well as its influencing factors. Methods: A total of 124 patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), chronic hepatitis B (CHB), or hepatitis B complicated by FLD who underwent liver biopsy in the Affiliated Hospital of Hangzhou Normal University were enrolled, and the clinical data, serological markers, FibroScan results, and (1)H-MRS results were collected...
November 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
Lucette A Cysique, Lauriane Jugé, Thomas Gates, Michael Tobia, Kirsten Moffat, Bruce J Brew, Caroline Rae
Objective: To assess whether HIV-related brain injury is progressive in persons with suppressed HIV infection. Methods: Seventy-three HIV+ virally suppressed men and 35 HIV- men, screened for psychiatric and alcohol/drug use disorders, underwent neuropsychological evaluation and proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1 H-MRS) at baseline and after and 23 ± 5 months.1 H-MRS included brain regions known to be vulnerable to HIV and aging: frontal white matter (FWM), posterior cingulate cortex (PCC), and caudate area (CA)...
January 2018: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
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