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Spatio-temporal activ- related brain response to morphosyntactic violations order 10mg buspirone free shipping. Lang Cogn ity of a cortical network for processing visual motion revealed Proc 1998;13:21–58 generic 10 mg buspirone otc. Functionally indepen- steps in syntactic analysis: early automatic and late controlled dent components of the late positive event-related potential dur- processes. For these more mechanis- Another evolutionary change in neuroimaging has been tic questions, images become simply measurements for test- the continued shift from positron emission tomography ing hypotheses and are not an end in themselves. However, as described by Fujita and Innis, imaging (MRI) is a good example of a field that is no longer PET and single photon emission computed tomography restricted to simple localization of pathology in psychiatric (SPECT) remain the only viable techniques for studying disease. Indeed, there are few psychiatric cases that are char- ligand binding in the brain, and the resolution of PET is acterized by clear pathology that is visible in MRI pictures. Fujita By contrast, the new analytic approaches to measuring the and Innis review the status of radiotracer development in size of structures in MRI images described by Evans in this PET and SPECT and describe new tracers for measuring section allow one to track small changes in structures over postreceptor signal transduction and even gene expression. Recently, for ex- tion and concentration of specific molecules in the brain ample, these techniques have been used to track the distribu- is magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), described by tion of gray and white matter during development in child- Rothman et al. The focus of this chapter is onset schizophrenia, which is characterized by an abnormal on measurements of metabolites involved in neuroenergetics and amino acid neurotransmission, especially the flux time course of gray matter reductions in several different through glutamate/glutamine and -aminobutyric acid (GABA)/glutamine cycles during neural activity. GABA metabolism, in particular, appears to be sensitive to both Robert Desimone: National Institute of Mental Health, Intramural Re- psychiatric disorders, such as depression, and to pharmaco- search Program, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. For example, there are characteristic signals found in have been in the time domain. Bandettini describes new visual tasks for the arrival of visual information in a cortical methods for improving the temporal resolution of fMRI, region, for the modulation of this signal by attention, and in particular event-related designs. In more traditional for the decoding of the visual information into semantic blocked-trial designs, the BOLD signal is averaged for many information. With the appropriate task design and with the seconds, typically for several trials of a behavioral task. How- large base of information acquired on the timing of these ever, with event-related designs, one can measure BOLD cognitive operations in normal subjects, one can then begin changes for events lasting less than 2 seconds, which allows to ask how these operations differ in schizophrenia, for ex- one to distinguish activity changes in one part of a trial ample. One new, direct approach to functional connectivity is an ana- chapter by Davidson. The brain systems important for the lytic technique known as effective connectivity mapping, regulation and expression of mood and emotion are highly described by Buchel and Friston. Davidson also can quantify the contribution of activity in one brain struc- describes how basic behavioral research lays the necessary ture to the activity in another. An even more direct approach groundwork for studying mood and anxiety disorders, and to measuring connectivity is through the combined use of he gives specific examples of basic research into fear and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and fMRI, de- anxiety and its implications for understanding disorders scribed by George and Bohning. As described by Hillyard and Kutas, The chapters in this section describe an impressive arma- new analytic techniques have improved the spatial resolu- mentarium of techniques now available to brain imaging tion of ERPs, and there has been considerable progress in researchers, and they outline some promising new directions combining the spatial resolution of fMRI with the temporal in the application of these techniques to mental illness. Perhaps even more important than these gether, the chapters show that the key to progess in brain technologic advances, there have been conceptual advances imaging studies of pathophysiology will be to see beyond in understanding the functional components of ERP signals the images. EVANS In recent years, the study of gross neuroanatomy and its nomenon. It is still difficult to identify reliably in any single relationship to behavior and brain function has been reener- brain the anatomic landmarks, boundaries, and other delim- gized by the advent of imaging techniques and the powerful iting features necessary for any subsequent analysis. Thus, computational tools with which to analyze high-resolution we face a new problem posed by this newfound technology three-dimensional (3D) brain images (10,11,22,52,53). The tools exist scientific questions be restated and made more amenable to to image large numbers of brains noninvasively with MRI, quantitative analysis. Tradi- assumption that the borders of individual structures can be tional brain atlases identify brain regions only by pointing specified accurately in any brain.

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Further evaluation of the binding selectivity and kinet- of dopamine neurons discount buspirone 10 mg fast delivery. In fact order buspirone 10 mg on line, SPECT imaging is sensitive to ics must be performed in nonhuman primates and humans and can quantify dopamine transporter loss in longitudinal subjects. Therefore, with appropriate Phosphoinositide System sample sizes, this imaging technique can quantify a relevant biological marker as a surrogate measure of the efficacy of Imahori and colleagues have studied the PI system in vivo putative neuroprotective therapies. They showed specific incorporation of the tracer in the chemical components of the rat PI system, such as phos- IMAGING POST-RECEPTOR SIGNAL phatidic acid, phosphatidylinositol, phosphatidylinositol 4- TRANSDUCTION phosphate, and phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bis-phosphate (74). Further, the tracer uptake was increased by an agonist The majority of the imaging studies performed to date have at the muscarinic ACh receptor, which is known to be cou- focused on the synapse: transporters as presynaptic targets, pled with the PI system (74). Therefore, two promising areas for expansion in the near Under these circumstances, intersubject variability in the future are post-receptor signal transduction and subsequent amount of tracer delivered to brain may be primarily deter- changes in gene expression. Abnormalities in second mes- mined by its binding to plasma components and not by senger systems have been postulated to play important neuronal activity of the PI system. If intersubject variability pathophysiologic roles in many psychiatric illnesses, includ- in f1 (the free fraction of tracer in plasma) is noted, tracer Chapter 31: In Vivo Molecular Imaging 421 uptake cannot be compared among different subjects. Several modalities are applied in cancer did indeed show such behavior (76). Further, whatever imaging, including (a) imaging oncogene products with ra- amount of a highly lipophilic tracer actually crosses the dioactively labeled antibodies, (b) imaging messenger RNAs blood–brain barrier tends to exhibit a high rate of nonspe- with labeled antisense oligonucleotides (81), (c) imaging cific binding. In summary, because of the difficulty in abso- reporter gene products with labeled reporter probes (82, lute quantification, the utility of this tracer as a quantitative 83), and (d) applying conventional techniques with labeled measure may be significantly limited. Because the blood–brain barrier presents a special obsta- cle in neuroimaging, most techniques successfully used in Arachidonate cancer imaging are difficult to apply in brain imaging. For The utility of [11C]arachidonate to detect in vivo activity this reason, the first approach with antibodies is not possible of phospholipase A2 has been studied rigorously. After intra- in brain imaging unless the integrity of the blood–brain venous injection, [11C]arachidonate is readily taken up barrier is disrupted, as in the case of brain tumors. By stimu- used, is also difficult because these multiply charged com- lating receptors that are linked to phospholipase A2, proba- pounds do not cross the blood–brain barrier in any appre- bly via the PI pathway, the labeled phospholipids are ciable amount. To make radioactively labeled oligonucleo- catalyzed to generate arachidonate, and the regionally local- tide probes pass the blood–brain barrier, complicated ized enhancement of phospholipid turnover increases the techniques are required, including the utilization of recep- uptake of [11C]arachidonate. The cholinomimetic arecoline tor-mediated transport (e. For the quantification of the activity of this rigorously pursued, with possible applications in gene thera- signal transduction system, the measurement should not be pies. The best imaging example is the use of labeled thymi- affected by cerebral blood flow. As with radioactively labeled diacyl- thymidine kinase. The probe is phosphorylated by the viral glycerol, high lipophilicity may be a significant limitation in but not by mammalian thymidine kinases and is thereby absolute quantification. The potential dependence of brain trapped within the cell, as in the brain uptake of 2-deoxyglu- uptake on the plasma free fraction may preclude between- cose analogues (85). A reporter gene can be different from a therapeutic gene as long as IMAGING REGULATION OF GENE parallel levels of expression are expected by sharing a com- EXPRESSION mon promoter. At the moment, imaging of reporter probes is used to Signal transduction initiated with presynaptic firing does detect expression only of exogenously introduced genes. En- not terminate with the interaction of a transmitter with dogenous gene expression, which is interesting in psychiatric its receptors and consequent second messenger generation. A well-known example is the tation of these techniques in brain imaging is that the widely induction of the protooncogene c-fos by receptor–ligand used reporter probes, the radiolabeled substrates of herpes interactions (80). In fact, oncogenes encoding growth fac- simplex type 1 thymidine kinase, do not show good perme- tors, membrane receptors, cytoplasmic and membrane-asso- ability of the blood–brain barrier. This limitation can be ciated protein kinases, guanosine triphosphate-binding pro- overcome by using dopamine D2 receptor as a reporter gene teins (GTP), and transcription factors play important roles and D2 ligands as reporter probes (86,87). Because the in signal transduction and altered gene expression.

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