ChunYan Luo

Learn More
Although cardinal motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease (PD) are attributed to dysfunction of corticostriatal loops, early clinical nonmotor features are more likely to be associated with other pathologic mechanisms. We enrolled 52 early-stage drug-naive PD patients and 52 age- and sex-matched healthy controls and used resting-state functional connectivity(More)
By detecting spontaneous low-frequency fluctuations (LFF) of blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) signals, resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rfMRI) measurements are believed to reflect spontaneous cerebral neural activity. Previous fMRI studies were focused on the examination of motor-related areas and little is known about the functional(More)
The resting state amplitude of low-frequency fluctuations (ALFF) in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is believed to reflect spontaneous cerebral neural activity. The pathophysiology of blepharospasm (BSP), which is characterized by motor symptoms and also sensory symptoms, remains unclear. The present study aims to localize possible cerebral(More)
BACKGROUND Huntington's Disease (HD) is characterized by motor, cognitive and psychiatric dysfunction. Functional MRI (fMRI) provides new insight into the pathologic mechanism underlying the cognitive symptoms. Previous fMRI studies of HD focused on functional synchronization of various brain areas by measuring functional connectivity, a method that is(More)
The proline-rich transmembrane protein 2 (PRRT2) gene has been recently identified as a causative gene of paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia (PKD), with an insertion mutation c.649_650insC (p.P217fsX7) reported as the most common mutation. However, the pathogenic mechanism of the mutation of PRRT2 remains largely unknown. Resting-state functional magnetic(More)
Patterns of white matter (WM) abnormalities and correlation with clinical features in patients with blepharospasm (BSP) and patients with blepharospasm-oromandibular dystonia (BOM) remain unknown. Using voxel-based analysis, diffusion behaviors of WM including fractional anisotropy (FA), mean diffusivity (MD) and eigenvalues were compared between 20 BSP(More)
BACKGROUND Abnormalities in white matter integrity and specific functional network alterations have been increasingly reported in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). However, little is known about the inter-hemispheric interaction in PD. METHODS Fifty-one drug naive patients with PD and 51 age- and gender-matched healthy subjects underwent(More)
To shed more light on the contribution of brain structural changes to PD-related depressive symptoms, this study conducted cortical thickness analysis in drug-naive PD patients with and without depression. We recruited 27 PD patients with depression (PD-Dep), 29 PD patients without depression (PD-NDep), and 56 normal controls. T1 weighted magnetic resonance(More)
Neuroimaging holds the promise that it may one day aid the clinical assessment. However, the vast majority of studies using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) have reported average differences between Parkinson's disease (PD) patients and healthy controls, which do not permit inferences at the level of individuals. This study was to(More)
OBJECTIVE We aim to investigate the disturbance of neural network associated with the different clinical stages of Parkinson's disease (PD). METHOD We recruited 80 patients at different H&Y stages of PD (28 at H&Y stage I, 28 at H&Y stage II, 24 at H&Y stage III) and 30 normal controls. All participants underwent resting-state fMRI scans on a 3-T MR(More)
  • 1