Invest in ME Conference 12: First Class in Every Way
OverTheHills wraps up our series of articles on this year's 12th Invest in ME International Conference (IIMEC12) in London with some reflections on her experience as a patient attending the conference for the first time.
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Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy and morphometry of the hippocampus in CFS

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by A.B., Feb 11, 2014.

  1. A.B.

    A.B. Senior Member

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    Abstract
    What's the significance of this finding? According to Wikipedia, N-acetylaspartate is the second most concentrated molecule in the brain, and is synthesized in the mitochondria of neurons. Its functions are thought to include
    1. A neuronal osmolyte that is involved in fluid balance in the brain
    2. A source of acetate for lipid and myelin synthesis in oligodendrocytes, the glial cells that myelinate neuronal axons
    3. A precursor for the synthesis of the important neuronal dipeptide N-Acetylaspartylglutamate
    4. A contributor to energy production from the amino acid glutamate in neuronal mitochondria.

    http://www.birpublications.org/doi/pdf/10.1259/bjr.73.875.11144799
     
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  2. Antares in NYC

    Antares in NYC Senior Member

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    The hippocampus is directly involved in the formation and consolidation of information from short-term memory to long-term memory and spatial navigation.

    It would explain how the persistent memory issues.
     
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