G Webster Ross14
Helen Petrovitch12
Kamal Masaki7
14G Webster Ross
12Helen Petrovitch
7Kamal Masaki
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Understanding the variability of the hippocampus in human brain research is essential. The effect of age on the hippocampus has been explored in several studies that have been focused on either normal aging or neural degeneration. Shape analysis of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides morphological measures for brain structures. This study further(More)
Substantia nigra (SN) neurons were counted on single, transverse caudal midbrain sections from 217 male participants in the Honolulu-Asia Aging Study, aged 74-97 years at death. Quadrants areas within the SN were determined with a planimeter and neuronal density was expressed as neurons/mm(2) for 10 Parkinson's disease (PD) cases, 29 incidental Lewy body(More)
Hippocampal atrophy (HA) is usually attributed to the neurofibrillary tangles and neuritic plaques of Alzheimer disease. However, the hippocampus is vulnerable to global ischemia, which may lead to atrophy. We investigated the association of midlife blood pressure (BP) and late-life HA in a sample of Japanese-American men born between 1900 and 1919. BP was(More)
Antioxidants have been hypothesized to protect against Alzheimer's disease, but studies conducted in late life have been inconsistent. Risk factors measured in midlife may better predict dementia in late life because they are less affected by the disease process. The authors examined the association of midlife dietary intake of antioxidants to late-life(More)
Neocortical neuritic plaques and neurofibrillary tangles are hallmark neuropathological lesions of dementia. Concomitant cerebrovascular lesions increase dementia severity in patients meeting neuropathological criteria for Alzheimer's disease and contribute to cognitive impairment in persons with mild entorhinal Alzheimer lesions. This study investigates(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was untaken to investigate the association of micro brain infarcts (MBIs) with antemortem global cognitive function (CF), and whether brain weight (BW) and Alzheimer lesions (neurofibrillary tangles [NFTs] or neuritic plaques [NPs]) mediate the association. METHODS Subjects were 436 well-characterized male decedents from the Honolulu(More)
Olfactory dysfunction is found in early Parkinson's disease (PD) and in asymptomatic relatives of PD patients. Incidental Lewy bodies (ILB), the presence of Lewy bodies in the brains of deceased individuals without a history of PD or dementia during life, are thought to represent a presymptomatic stage of PD. If olfactory dysfunction were associated with(More)
The Honolulu-Asia Aging Study is a population based prospective study of neurodegenerative and cerebrovascular diseases in 8006 Japanese-American men, born 1900-1919. Beginning in 1965, environmental, life-style, and physical characteristics, including many features associated with pre-motor Parkinson's disease (PD), were ascertained at examinations over 40(More)
  • Frederick P Bellinger, Miyoko T Bellinger, Lucia A Seale, Andrea S Takemoto, Arjun V Raman, Takanori Miki +4 others
  • 2011
BACKGROUND Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized pathologically by the loss of nigrostriatal dopamine neurons that project from the substantia nigra in the midbrain to the putamen and caudate nuclei, leading to the clinical features of bradykinesia, rigidity, and rest tremor. Oxidative stress from oxidized dopamine and related(More)
Selenium is known for its antioxidant properties, making selenoproteins candidate molecules for mitigation of neurological disorders in which oxidative stress has been implicated. The selenium transport protein, selenoprotein P, is essential for neuronal survival and function. We sought to determine whether selenoprotein P expression is associated with(More)