Journal article

Differential involvement of hippocampal subfields in Niemann-Pick type C disease: a case-control study

Pierre Wibawa, Florian Kurth, Eileen Luders, Christos Pantelis, Vanessa L Cropley, Maria A Di Biase, Dennis Velakoulis, Mark Walterfang

METABOLIC BRAIN DISEASE | SPRINGER/PLENUM PUBLISHERS | Published : 2021

Abstract

Hippocampal brain regions are strongly implicated in Niemann Pick type C disease (NPC), but little is known regarding distinct subregions of the hippocampal complex and whether these are equally or differentially affected. To address this gap, we compared volumes of five hippocampal subfields between NPC and healthy individuals using MRI. To this end, 9 adult-onset NPC cases and 9 age- and gender-matched controls underwent a 3 T T1-weighted MRI scan. Gray matter volumes of the cornu ammonis (CA1, CA2 and CA3), dentate gyrus (DG), subiculum, entorhinal cortex and hippocampal-amygdalar transition area were calculated by integrating MRI-based image intensities with microscopically defined cytoa..

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