Amygdala astrocyte reduction in subjects with major depressive disorder but not bipolar disorder.
|Title||Amygdala astrocyte reduction in subjects with major depressive disorder but not bipolar disorder.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Authors||Altshuler, LL, Abulseoud OA, Foland-Ross L, Bartzokis G, Chang S, Mintz J, Hellemann G, Vinters HV|
|Date Published||2010 Aug|
|Keywords||Adult, Amygdala, Astrocytes, Bipolar disorder, Cell Count, Depressive Disorder, Major, Female, Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Schizophrenia|
Several magnetic resonance imaging studies have found changes in amygdala volumes in adults with mood disorders. The cellular basis for these changes has not been explored in detail. Specifically, it is not known whether differences in the density and/or volume of neurons or glial cells contribute to tissue volume changes seen on magnetic resonance images.
|Alternate Journal||Bipolar Disord|