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Converging evidence suggests bioenergetic abnormalities in bipolar disorder (BD). In the brain, phosphocreatine (PCr) acts a reservoir of high-energy phosphate (HEP) bonds, and creatine kinases (CK) catalyze the transfer of HEP from adenosine triphosphate (ATP) to PCr and from PCr back to ATP, at times of increased need. This study examined the activity of(More)
BACKGROUND In schizophrenia (SZ), disturbances in integration of activity among brain regions seem to be as important as abnormal activity of any single region. Brain regions are connected through white matter (WM) tracts, and diffusion tensor imaging has provided compelling evidence for WM abnormalities in SZ. However, diffusion tensor imaging alone cannot(More)
IMPORTANCE Abnormalities in neural activity and cerebral bioenergetics have been observed in schizophrenia (SZ). Further defining energy metabolism anomalies would provide crucial information about molecular mechanisms underlying SZ and may be valuable for developing novel treatment strategies. OBJECTIVE To investigate cerebral bioenergetics in SZ via(More)
We present laser photoacoustic spectra of ethyl hydroperoxide (EHP) for 3-6 quanta of O-H stretch. Spectra are consistent with ab initio spectral simulations that take into account the influence of torsional motion about the O-O bond on O-H stretch overtone excitation. Experimental and simulated spectra share two trends. First, spectral features due to(More)
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