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Hippocampus and basal forebrain volumes modulate effects of anticholinergic treatment on delayed recall in healthy older adults

Teipel, S and Bruno, D and Grothe, M and Nierenberg, J and Pomara, N (2015) Hippocampus and basal forebrain volumes modulate effects of anticholinergic treatment on delayed recall in healthy older adults. Alzheimer's & Dementia : diagnosis, assessment & disease monitoring, 1 (2). pp. 216-219. ISSN 2352-8729

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Introduction Volumes of hippocampus and cholinergic basal forebrain are associated with delayed recall performance and may modulate the effect of a muscarinic receptor antagonist on delayed recall in healthy volunteers Methods We studied 15 older adults before and after the oral administration of a single dose of 1 or 2 mg of the preferential M1 muscarinic receptor antagonist trihexyphenidyl (Artane™) or placebo in a double-blind randomized cross-over design. Hippocampus and basal forebrain volumes were measured using magnetic resonance imaging. Results We found a significant interaction between treatment and hippocampus volume and a trend level effect between treatment and anterior basal forebrain volume on task performance, with an attenuation of the association between volume size and performance with trihexyphenidyl. Discussion These findings suggest a reduction of delayed recall performance with increasing doses of the muscarinic antagonist that is related to an uncoupling of the association of task performance with cholinergic basal forebrain and hippocampus volumes

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Divisions: Natural Sciences and Psychology
Publisher: Elsevier
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2016 16:00
Last Modified: 07 May 2016 23:50
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2892

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