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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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