Daniel Grucker

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Diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging (DT-MRI) was applied for in vivo quantification of myelin loss and regeneration. A transgenic mouse line (Oligo-TTK) expressing a truncated form of the herpes simplex virus 1 thymidine kinase gene (hsv1-tk) in oligodendrocytes was studied along with two induced phenotypes of myelin pathology. Myelin loss and(More)
The failure of the remyelination processes in multiple sclerosis contributes to the formation of chronic demyelinated plaques that lead to severe neurological deficits. Long-term cuprizone treatment of C57BL/6 mice resulted in pronounced white matter pathology characterized by oligodendrocyte depletion, irreversible demyelination and persistent functional(More)
This paper describes a robust, fully automated algorithm to register intrasubject 3D single and multimodal images of the human brain. The proposed technique accounts for the major limitations of the existing voxel similarity-based methods: sensitivity of the registration to local minima of the similarity function and inability to cope with gross(More)
In this study we compared the results of visual analysis of MR imaging with T2 relaxation time mapping of the mesial structures in a group of 97 patients with cryptogenic temporal lobe epilepsy. All patients underwent a clinical neurological examination, neuropsychological investigation, prolonged video-EEG monitoring, SPECT imaging, MR imaging, and T2(More)
AIM Glargine, a long-acting insulin analogue, is metabolized in the bloodstream and in subcutaneous tissue. Glargine metabolism and its implications for diabetes therapy remain poorly understood. The aim of our study was to assess in vitro the glargine blood biotransformation and its inter-individual variability. METHODS Formation of M1 glargine(More)
A transgenic mouse line (Oligo-TTK) was established to monitor oligodendrocyte cell death and myelin formation in the CNS. The expression of a conditionally toxic gene, the herpes simplex virus-1 thymidine kinase (HSV1-TK), was made under control of the MBP (myelin basic protein) gene promoter. A truncated form of the HSV1-TK (TTK) gene was used to avoid(More)
A linear relationship between the proton relaxation rates and the fraction of deoxyhemoglobin of circulating whole blood (fHb) has been established in vitro at 4.7 T. These results have been interpreted on the basis of the additivity of relaxation rates. The slope of the lines of transverse relaxation rates (R2) versus fHb was found to increase with(More)
The disconnectivity hypothesis proposes that schizophrenia results from poor or miswired anatomical connections. Theoretically, its functional counterpart should be disintegration. Integration is thought to allow segregated neurons to interact as a coherent whole, referred to as the "core", while the non-interacting part of the brain is referred to as the(More)
Contrast in magnetic resonance imaging depends principally on the longitudinal relaxation (R1) and the transverse relaxation rate (R2) of the observed nuclei, most often the protons. The spin-spin relaxation rate (R2) is the result of several mechanisms. The dependence of the interpulse delay of the Carr-Purcell-Meiboom-Gill sequence on the transverse(More)