Kerbler GM, Hamlin AS, Pannek K, Kurniawan ND, Keller MD, Rose SE, Coulson EJ (2013) Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging detection of basal forebrain cholinergic degeneration in a mouse model. Neuroimage 66C:133-141. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.10.075
Summary: The authors examined the effectiveness of diffusion MRI using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and probabilistic tractography in detecting cholinergic loss in a mouse model. Mice received bilateral 0.2-μg icv injections of mu p75-SAP (Cat. #IT-16). Rabbit IgG-SAP (Cat. #IT-35) was used as control. The animals were then examined using DTI. The data indicate that DTI is a valid technique for assessment of cholinergic loss in septo-hippocampal tracts as a result of Alzheimer’s disease.