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31P-MRS demonstrates a reduction in high-energy phosphates in the occipital lobe of migraine without aura patients.
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PMID:  21289000     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background: Differences in brain energy metabolism have been found between migraine patients and controls in previous phosphorus magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((31)P-MRS) studies, most of them emphasizing migraine with aura (MwA). The aim of this study was to verify potential changes in resting-state brain energy metabolism in patients with migraine without aura (MwoA) compared to control subjects by (31)P-MRS at 3 tesla. Methods: Quantification was performed using the phantom replacement technique. MRS measurements were performed interictally and in the medial occipital lobe of 19 MwoA patients and 26 age-matched controls. Results: A significantly decreased phosphocreatine concentration ([PCr]) was found as in previous studies. While adenosine triphosphate concentration ([ATP]) was considered to be constant in previously published work, this study found a significant decrease in the measured [ATP] in MwoA patients. The inorganic phosphate ([P(i)]) and magnesium ([Mg(2+)]) concentrations were not significantly different between MwoA patients and controls. Conclusions: The altered metabolic concentrations indicate that the energy metabolism in MwoA patients is impaired, certainly in a subgroup of patients. The actual decrease in [ATP] adds further strength to the theory of the presence of a mitochondrial component in the pathophysiology of migraine.
Harmen Reyngoudt; Koen Paemeleire; Benedicte Descamps; Yves De Deene; Eric Achten
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-2
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Title:  Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1468-2982     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
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Created Date:  2011-2-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8200710     Medline TA:  Cephalalgia     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Ghent University, Belgium.
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