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Neuropathological investigation of the hypometabolic regions on positron emission tomography with [(18)F] fluorodeoxyglucose in patients with dementia with Lewy bodies.
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PMID:  22041339     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We performed a quantitative neuropathological examination of the hypometabolic regions on FDG PET in dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), Alzheimer's disease (AD) and control cases. When the DLB cases were divided into two groups according to concomitant AD pathology (ADP), neuronal loss in the temporo-parietal association area was milder in the DLB groups than in the AD group, although there were no differences between the two DLB groups. Tau and Aβ immunoreactivities were observed in the AD group and the DLB group with ADP, but were rare in the DLB group without ADP. Tau and Aβ immunoreactivities as well as numbers of neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) and neuritic plaques (NPs) were more common in the AD group than in the DLB group with ADP. There was no difference in neuronal loss in the occipital area among the three groups. α-Synuclein immunoreactivity was observed in the DLB groups but not in the AD group. There were no differences in α-synuclein immunoreactivity and number of Lewy bodies (LBs) between the two DLB groups. These findings indicate that the neuropathological bases of the hypometabolic regions in the temporo-parietal association and occipital area in DLB may be AD pathology and Lewy pathology, respectively.
Koji Kasanuki; Eizo Iseki; Hiroshige Fujishiro; Ryoko Yamamoto; Shinji Higashi; Michiko Minegishi; Takashi Togo; Omi Katsuse; Hirotake Uchikado; Yoshiko Furukawa; Hiroaki Hino; Kenji Kosaka; Kiyoshi Sato; Heii Arai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the neurological sciences     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-5883     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375403     Medline TA:  J Neurol Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
PET/CT Dementia Research Center, Juntendo Tokyo Koto Geriatric Medical Center, Juntendo University School of Medicine, 3-3-20 Shinsuna, Koto-ku, Tokyo 136-0075, Japan; Department of Psychiatry, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
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