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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719177/classics-in-neuroimaging-imaging-the-dopaminergic-pathway-with-pet
#1
Meghna Kanthan, Paul Cumming, Jacob M Hooker, Neil Vasdev
The success of positron emission tomography (PET) for observing molecular processes underlying brain function and disease is underpinned by radiotracer chemistry. From the earliest applications of PET to measure dopamine synthesis capacity and the abundance of neuroreceptors and transporters, to the more recent topic of dynamic neurochemical imaging, interrogation of brain dopamine in conditions such as neurodegenerative diseases, schizophrenia, mood disorders, and addictions has been a driving force that challenges the ingenuity of radiopharmaceutical scientists...
July 18, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717361/research-of-hubs-location-method-for-weighted-brain-network-based-on-nos-fa
#2
Zhengkui Weng, Bin Wang, Jie Xue, Baojie Yang, Hui Liu, Xin Xiong
As a complex network of many interlinked brain regions, there are some central hub regions which play key roles in the structural human brain network based on T1 and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) technology. Since most studies about hubs location method in the whole human brain network are mainly concerned with the local properties of each single node but not the global properties of all the directly connected nodes, a novel hubs location method based on global importance contribution evaluation index is proposed in this study...
2017: Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710677/cerebellar-contributions-to-persistent-auditory-verbal-hallucinations-in-patients-with-schizophrenia
#3
Maximilian Cierpka, Nadine D Wolf, Katharina M Kubera, Mike M Schmitgen, Nenad Vasic, Karel Frasch, Robert Christian Wolf
There is growing evidence that the cerebellum plays a crucial role in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia symptoms. Despite increasing evidence for cerebellar involvement in affective, attentive, and cognitive functions including language processing and perception, investigations of cerebellar contributions to auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH) in schizophrenia are lacking. Using structural magnetic resonance imaging at 3T, we investigated the data of 20 patients with schizophrenia and 14 matched healthy controls...
July 14, 2017: Cerebellum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710394/altered-brain-network-connectivity-as-a-potential-endophenotype-of-schizophrenia
#4
Peng Li, Teng-Teng Fan, Rong-Jiang Zhao, Ying Han, Le Shi, Hong-Qiang Sun, Si-Jing Chen, Jie Shi, Xiao Lin, Lin Lu
Abnormal functional brain connectivity could be considered an endophenotype of psychosis in schizophrenia. Identifying candidate endophenotypes may serve as a tool for elucidating its biological and neural mechanisms. The present study investigated the similarities and differences of features of brain network connectivity between patients and their first-degree relatives. Independent component analysis was conducted on imaging data collected from 34 healthy controls, 33 schizophrenia patients, and 30 unaffected first-degree relatives...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709499/increased-occipital-gyrification-and-development-of-psychotic-disorders-in-individuals-with-an-at-risk-mental-state-a%C3%A2-multicenter-study
#5
Daiki Sasabayashi, Yoichiro Takayanagi, Tsutomu Takahashi, Shinsuke Koike, Hidenori Yamasue, Naoyuki Katagiri, Atsushi Sakuma, Chika Obara, Mihoko Nakamura, Atsushi Furuichi, Mikio Kido, Yumiko Nishikawa, Kyo Noguchi, Kazunori Matsumoto, Masafumi Mizuno, Kiyoto Kasai, Michio Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Anomalies of brain gyrification have been reported in schizophrenia, possibly reflecting its neurodevelopmental pathology. However, it remains elusive whether individuals at risk for psychotic disorders exhibit deviated gyrification patterns, and whether such findings, if present, are predictive of transition to psychotic disorders. METHODS: This multicenter magnetic resonance imaging study investigated brain gyrification and its relationship to later transition to psychotic disorders in a large sample of at-risk mental state (ARMS) individuals...
July 1, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708547/multimodal-fusion-with-reference-searching-for-joint-neuromarkers-of-working-memory-deficits-in-schizophrenia
#6
Shile Qi, Vince D Calhoun, Theo G M van Erp, Juan Bustillo, Eswar Damaraju, Jessica A Turner, Yuhui Du, Jian Yang, Jiayu Chen, Qingbao Yu, Daniel H Mathalon, Judith M Ford, James Voyvodic, Bryon A Mueller, Aysenil Belger, Sarah McEwen, Steven G Potkin, Adrian Preda, Tianzi Jiang, Jing Sui
By exploiting cross-information among multiple imaging data, multimodal fusion has often been used to better understand brain diseases. However, most current fusion approaches are blind, without adopting any prior information. There is increasing interest to uncover the neurocognitive mapping of specific clinical measurements on enriched brain imaging data; hence, a supervised, goal-directed model that employs prior information as a reference to guide multimodal data fusion is much needed and becomes a natural option...
July 11, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707138/gray-matter-changes-and-cognitive-predictors-of-2-year-follow-up-abnormalities-in-early-onset-first-episode-psychosis
#7
Josefina Castro-Fornieles, Nuria Bargalló, Anna Calvo, Celso Arango, Immaculada Baeza, Ana Gonzalez-Pinto, Mara Parellada, Montserrat Graell, Carmen Moreno, Soraya Otero, Joost Janssen, Marta Rapado-Castro, Elena de la Serna
This study aims to examine regional gray matter (GM) changes over a period of 2 years in patients diagnosed with early-onset first-episode psychosis (EO-FEP), and to identify baseline predictors of abnormalities at the follow-up. Fifty-nine patients with EO-FEP aged 11-17 years were assessed. Magnetic resonance imaging was carried out at admission and 2 years later. Changes over time were assessed with voxel-based morphometry. Fifty-nine patients (34 schizophrenia-SCZ, 15 bipolar disorder-BP, and 10 other psychotic disorders) and 70 healthy controls were assessed...
July 13, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705767/common-and-distinct-dysfunctional-patterns-contribute-to-triple-network-model-in-schizophrenia-and-depression-a-preliminary-study
#8
Yuchao Jiang, Mingjun Duan, Xi Chen, Xin Chang, Hui He, YingJia Li, Cheng Luo, Dezhong Yao
BACKGROUND: Schizophrenia (SCH) and depression (DEP) are prevalent psychiatric disorders and share common and distinguished elements in their pathophysiology. A triple network model composed of the default mode network (DMN), salience network (SN) and central executive network (CEN) may represent a major abnormality across several psychiatric disorders including SCH and DEP. However, common and distinct dysfunctional patterns between SCH and DEP across three core networks remain unclear...
July 10, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702349/distinct-multivariate-brain-morphological-patterns-and-their-added-predictive-value-with-cognitive-and-polygenic-risk-scores-in-mental-disorders
#9
Nhat Trung Doan, Tobias Kaufmann, Francesco Bettella, Kjetil Nordbø Jørgensen, Christine Lycke Brandt, Torgeir Moberget, Dag Alnæs, Gwenaëlle Douaud, Eugene Duff, Srdjan Djurovic, Ingrid Melle, Torill Ueland, Ingrid Agartz, Ole A Andreassen, Lars T Westlye
The brain underpinnings of schizophrenia and bipolar disorders are multidimensional, reflecting complex pathological processes and causal pathways, requiring multivariate techniques to disentangle. Furthermore, little is known about the complementary clinical value of brain structural phenotypes when combined with data on cognitive performance and genetic risk. Using data-driven fusion of cortical thickness, surface area, and gray matter density maps (GMD), we found six biologically meaningful patterns showing strong group effects, including four statistically independent multimodal patterns reflecting co-occurring alterations in thickness and GMD in patients, over and above two other independent patterns of widespread thickness and area reduction...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701225/association-of-schizophrenia-onset-age-and-white-matter-integrity-with-treatment-effect-of-d-cycloserine-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-double-blind-crossover-study
#10
Kazuo Takiguchi, Akihito Uezato, Michio Itasaka, Hidenori Atsuta, Kenji Narushima, Naoki Yamamoto, Akeo Kurumaji, Makoto Tomita, Kazunari Oshima, Kosaku Shoda, Mai Tamaru, Masahito Nakataki, Mitsutoshi Okazaki, Sayuri Ishiwata, Yasuyoshi Ishiwata, Masato Yasuhara, Kunimasa Arima, Tetsuro Ohmori, Toru Nishikawa
BACKGROUND: It has been reported that drugs which promote the N-Methyl-D-aspartate-type glutamate receptor function by stimulating the glycine modulatory site in the receptor improve negative symptoms and cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia patients being treated with antipsychotic drugs. METHODS: We performed a placebo-controlled double-blind crossover study involving 41 schizophrenia patients in which D-cycloserine 50 mg/day was added-on, and the influence of the onset age and association with white matter integrity on MR diffusion tensor imaging were investigated for the first time...
July 12, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691849/electrophysiological-evidence-for-detrimental-impact-of-a-reappraisal-emotion-regulation-strategy-on-subsequent-cognitive-control-in-schizophrenia
#11
Sara K Sullivan, Gregory P Strauss
In healthy individuals, there is evidence that effective implementation of an emotion regulation strategy has beneficial effects on temporally proximal cognitive control task performance. This effect occurs because both of these processes rely heavily on the prefrontal cortex. Individuals with schizophrenia (SZ) have impairments in both emotion regulation and cognitive control that are driven by structural and functional abnormalities of the prefrontal cortex; however, it is unknown whether emotion regulation attempts fail to benefit subsequently performed cognitive control tasks in people with SZ...
July 2017: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689758/white-matter-microstructure-predicts-cognitive-training-induced-improvements-in-attention-and-executive-functioning-in-schizophrenia
#12
Karuna Subramaniam, Jeevit Gill, Melissa Fisher, Pratik Mukherjee, Srikantan Nagarajan, Sophia Vinogradov
We examined the relationship between white matter microstructure in schizophrenia using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and cognitive improvements induced by 70h (~16weeks) of cognitive training. We measured anatomical connectivity in 48 patients with schizophrenia (SZ) and 28 healthy control participants (HC) at baseline, and then examined the relationship between anatomical connectivity at baseline and training-induced cognitive gains in 30 SZ who performed diffusion imaging after completing 70h of training...
July 6, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688741/stronger-default-mode-network-connectivity-is-associated-with-poorer-clinical-insight-in-youth-at-ultra-high-risk-for-psychotic-disorders
#13
Sarah V Clark, Vijay A Mittal, Jessica A Bernard, Aral Ahmadi, Tricia Z King, Jessica A Turner
Impaired clinical insight (CI) is a common symptom of psychotic disorders and a promising treatment target. However, to date, our understanding of how variability in CI is tied to underlying brain dysfunction in the clinical high-risk period is limited. Developing a stronger conception of this link will be a vital first step for efforts to determine if CI can serve as a useful prognostic indicator. The current study investigated whether variability in CI is related to major brain networks in adolescents and young adults at ultra high-risk (UHR) of developing psychosis...
July 5, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680541/understanding-the-cellular-and-molecular-alterations-in-ptsd-brains-the-necessity-of-post-mortem-brain-tissue
#14
EDITORIAL
Geertje M de Lange
The personal, social and economic burden of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is high and therapeutic approaches are only partially effective. Therefore, there is an urgent need to understand the cellular and molecular alterations in PTSD brains in order to design more effective treatment strategies. Although brain imaging strategies have considerably improved our understanding of PTSD, these strategies cannot identify molecular and cellular changes. Post-mortem examination of the brain is a crucial strategy to advance our understanding of the underlying neuropathology, neurochemistry and molecular pathways of PTSD...
2017: European Journal of Psychotraumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680405/cannabinoids-and-vanilloids-in-schizophrenia-neurophysiological-evidence-and-directions-for-basic-research
#15
REVIEW
Rafael N Ruggiero, Matheus T Rossignoli, Jana B De Ross, Jaime E C Hallak, Joao P Leite, Lezio S Bueno-Junior
Much of our knowledge of the endocannabinoid system in schizophrenia comes from behavioral measures in rodents, like prepulse inhibition of the acoustic startle and open-field locomotion, which are commonly used along with neurochemical approaches or drug challenge designs. Such methods continue to map fundamental mechanisms of sensorimotor gating, hyperlocomotion, social interaction, and underlying monoaminergic, glutamatergic, and GABAergic disturbances. These strategies will require, however, a greater use of neurophysiological tools to better inform clinical research...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676298/joint-prediction-of-multiple-scores-captures-better-individual-traits-from-brain-images
#16
Mehdi Rahim, Bertrand Thirion, Danilo Bzdok, Irène Buvat, Gaël Varoquaux
To probe individual variations in brain organization, population imaging relates features of brain images to rich descriptions of the subjects such as genetic information or behavioral and clinical assessments. Capturing common trends across these measurements is important: they jointly characterize the disease status of patient groups. In particular, mapping imaging features to behavioral scores with predictive models opens the way toward more precise diagnosis. Here we propose to jointly predict all the dimensions (behavioral scores) that make up the individual profiles, using so-called multi-output models...
July 1, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674507/impaired-coupling-between-the-dorsomedial-prefrontal-cortex-and-the-amygdala-in-schizophrenia-smokers-viewing-anti-smoking-images
#17
Stéphane Potvin, Andràs Tikàsz, Ovidiu Lungu, Emmanuel Stip, Vesséla Zaharieva, Pierre Lalonde, Olivier Lipp, Adrianna Mendrek
BACKGROUND: Cigarette smoking is highly prevalent in schizophrenia and is one of the main factors contributing to the significantly decreased life expectancy in this population. Schizophrenia smokers, compared to their counterparts with no comorbid psychiatric disorder, are largely unaware and indifferent to the long-term negative consequences of cigarette smoking. The objective of this study was to determine, for the first time, if these meta-cognitive deficits are associated with neuro-functional alterations in schizophrenia smokers...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670977/ventricular-volumes-across-stages-of-schizophrenia-and-other-psychoses
#18
Gregor E Berger, Cali F Bartholomeusz, Stephen J Wood, Anthony Ang, Lisa J Phillips, Tina Proffitt, Warrick J Brewer, Deidre J Smith, Barnaby Nelson, Ashleigh Lin, Stefan Borgwardt, Dennis Velakoulis, Alison R Yung, Patrick D McGorry, Christos Pantelis
OBJECTIVE: Ventricular enlargement is common in established schizophrenia; however, data from ultra high-risk for psychosis and first-episode psychosis studies are inconclusive. This study aims to investigate ventricular volumes at different stages of psychosis. METHODS: Ventricular volumes were measured using a semi-automated and highly reliable method, for 89 established schizophrenia, 162 first-episode psychosis, 135 ultra high-risk for psychosis and 87 healthy controls using 1...
June 1, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670707/radiosynthesis-and-evaluation-of-1-substituted-3-2-3-dihydro-1h-inden-2-yl-6-1-ethylpropyl-3r-6r-2-5-piperazinedione-derivatives-as-pet-tracers-for-imaging-the-central-oxytocinergic-system
#19
Carmine Marzano, Steen Jacobsen, Cristian Salinas, Sac Pham Tang, Dirk Bender, Jan Passchier, Christophe Plisson
Oxytocin is known to be implicated in a variety of functions, such as learning, stress, anxiety, feeding and pain perception. Oxytocin is also important for social memory and attachment, human bonding, sexual and maternal behaviour, and aggression. Human disorders characterized by aberrant social interactions, such as autism and schizophrenia, may also involve abnormal oxytocin levels. GSK712043, GSK711320 and GSK664004, three antagonists exhibiting sub-nanomolar affinity for the human oxytocin receptor (hOTR) and high selectivity over vasopressin receptors were successfully labelled with carbon-11 with suitable yields (0...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Labelled Compounds & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667376/sexually-divergent-effect-of-comt-val-met-genotype-on-subcortical-volumes-in-schizophrenia
#20
Irene Bollettini, Marco Spangaro, Sara Poletti, Cristina Lorenzi, Adele Pirovano, Benedetta Vai, Enrico Smeraldi, Roberto Cavallaro, Francesco Benedetti
Structural and functional alterations of subcortical areas have been observed in schizophrenia. COMT Val108/158Met has been associated with schizophrenia and implicated in different cognitive and neurofunctional alterations. Recent studies suggested that COMT genotype influences neuronal growth. Genetic variations in COMT were associated with sexually dimorphic effects on enzymatic activity, brain anatomy and behavior suggesting that gender might be crucial in interpreting COMT-dependent effects. Based on these data, we investigated possible effects of the interaction between COMT Val108/158Met genotype and gender on subcortical volumes among 79 patients with schizophrenia...
June 30, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
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