Mohammad R Estilaei

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BACKGROUND Phosphorus magnetic resonance spectroscopy (31P MRS) allows for the measurement of phospholipids and their breakdown products in the human brain. Fairly mobile membrane phospholipids give rise to a broad signal that co-resonates with metabolic phosphodiesters. Chronic alcohol exposure increases the rigidity of isolated brain membranes and, thus,(More)
BACKGROUND In vivo phosphorus magnetic resonance spectroscopy (31P MRS) at a magnetic field strength of 1.5 T allows measurement of fairly mobile membrane phospholipids in the human brain. We previously showed that subjects who are heavy drinkers had a smaller signal and a shorter transverse relaxation time (T2) of white matter phospholipids than light(More)
Ethanol (EtOH) is believed to exert its neurochemical effects through interactions with brain cellular components, which causes a fraction of brain EtOH to have a lower molecular mobility. This facilitates magnetization transfer to other molecules similarly associated with macromolecules, such as water. It was hypothesized that this effect can be used in(More)
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