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Current Medical Imaging


ISSN (Print): 1573-4056
ISSN (Online): 1875-6603

Prospects of Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in Mouse Models of Alzheimers Disease

Author(s): Firat Kara, Niels Braakman, Mark A. van Buchem, Huub J. M. de Groot and A. Alia

Volume 7, Issue 1, 2011

Page: [80 - 87] Pages: 8

DOI: 10.2174/157340511794653469

Price: $65


In vivo magnetic resonance spectroscopy is a powerful tool which can be applied non-invasively to monitor disease progression at a molecular level in the brain of human patients with Alzheimers disease (AD) and transgenic mouse models of AD. Application of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) in transgenic mouse models of AD makes it possible to follow metabolic changes and structural changes at the same time longitudinally. This review focuses on in vivo MRS studies in transgenic mouse models of AD and highlights the future impact of MRS techniques in finding crucial biomarkers of AD.

Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, transgenic mouse models, N-acetylaspartate NAA, APP, APP/PS1

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