Association between increased magnetic susceptibility of deep gray matter nuclei and decreased motor function in healthy adults

@article{Li2015AssociationBI,
  title={Association between increased magnetic susceptibility of deep gray matter nuclei and decreased motor function in healthy adults},
  author={Wei Li and Christian Langkammer and Ying-Hui Chou and Katja Petrovic and Reinhold Schmidt and Allen W. Song and David J. Madden and Stefan Ropele and Chunlei Liu},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2015},
  volume={105},
  pages={45-52}
}
In the human brain, iron is more prevalent in gray matter than in white matter, and deep gray matter structures, particularly the globus pallidus, putamen, caudate nucleus, substantia nigra, red nucleus, and dentate nucleus, exhibit especially high iron content. Abnormally elevated iron levels have been found in various neurodegenerative diseases. Additionally, iron overload and related neurodegeneration may also occur during aging, but the functional consequences are not clear. In this study… CONTINUE READING