Ninni Persson

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We aimed at exploring if synergy effects of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) Val(66)Met, Apolipoprotein E (APOE) and HbA1c (glycated haemoglobin) could explain individual differences in memory performance over 10 years in a population based sample of nondemented adults (N=888, 35-85 years at baseline). Episodic memory was affected by such agents,(More)
We examined regional changes in brain volume in healthy adults (N=167, age 19-79years at baseline; N=90 at follow-up) over approximately two years. With latent change score models, we evaluated mean change and individual differences in rates of change in 10 anatomically-defined and manually-traced regions of interest (ROIs): lateral prefrontal cortex(More)
Age and sex can influence brain iron levels. We studied the influence of these variables on deep gray matter magnetic susceptibilities. In 183 healthy volunteers (44.7 ± 14.2 years, range 20-69, ♀ 49%), in vivo quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) at 1.5T was performed to estimate brain iron accumulation in the following regions of interest (ROIs):(More)
We examined relationships between regional brain shrinkage and changes in cognitive performance, while taking into account the influence of chronological age, vascular risk, Apolipoprotein E variant and socioeconomic status. Regional brain volumes and cognitive performance were assessed in 167 healthy adults (age 19-79 at baseline), 90 of whom returned for(More)
Longitudinal blood- and cognitive data from 879 adults were analyzed to extract a multidimensional health structure for prediction of cognitive change. Six health components were identified and replicated at two waves. Following, cognitive outcomes were regressed on the health components. Large proportions of cognitive age related variations were accounted(More)
Pulse Pressure magnifies the effect of COMTVal158Met on 15 Year Episodic Memory Trajectories. Access to the published version may require subscription. We investigated whether a physiological marker of cardiovascular health, pulse pressure (PP), and age magnified the effect of the functional COMT Val 158 Met (rs4680) polymorphism on 15-years cognitive(More)
We investigated whether a physiological marker of cardiovascular health, pulse pressure (PP), and age magnified the effect of the functional COMT Val(158)Met (rs4680) polymorphism on 15-years cognitive trajectories [episodic memory (EM), visuospatial ability, and semantic memory] using data from 1585 non-demented adults from the Betula study. A(More)
Purkinje cell and dendritic tree, rat cerebellar cortex Imaged by focused ion beam scanning electron microscopy, 110 micrometres (0.11 mm). The aging brain and changes in cognitive performance Findings from morphometry and quantitative susceptibility mapping of iron Ninni Persson To all the women in academia who resist the patriarchy. (2015). Age and sex(More)
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