Journal article

Structural covariance of the neostriatum with regional gray matter volumes

C Soriano-Mas, BJ Harrison, J Pujol, M Lopez-Sola, R Hernandez-Ribas, P Alonso, O Contreras-Rodriguez, M Gimenez, L Blanco-Hinojo, H Ortiz, J Deus, JM Menchon, N Cardoner

BRAIN STRUCTURE & FUNCTION | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2013

Abstract

The caudate and putamen nuclei have been traditionally divided into dorsal and ventral territories based on their segregated patterns of functional and anatomical connectivity with distributed cortical regions. Activity-dependent structural plasticity may potentially lead to the development of regional volume correlations, or structural covariance, between the different components of each cortico-striatal circuit. Here, we studied the whole-brain structural covariance patterns of four neostriatal regions belonging to distinct cortico-striatal circuits. We also assessed the potential modulating influence of laterality, age and gender. T1-weighted three-dimensional magnetic resonance images we..

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Awarded by Carlos III Health Institute


Awarded by Agencia de Gestio d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (AGAUR)


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC)


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported in part by the Carlos III Health Institute (PI09/01331 and CP10/00604) and by the Agencia de Gestio d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (AGAUR; 2009SGR1554). Dr. Soriano-Mas is funded by a Miguel Servet contract from the Carlos III Health Institute (CP10/00604). Dr. Harrison is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) Clinical Career Development Award (I.D. 628509). We thank Mr. Gerald Fannon for revising the manuscript.