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Subcortical volumes across the lifespan: Data from 18,605 healthy individuals aged 3-90 years

Dima, D. ORCID: 0000-0002-2598-0952, Modabbernia, A., Papachristou, E., Doucet, G. E., Agartz, I., Aghajani, M., Akudjedu, T.s N., Albajes-Eizagirre, A., Alnaes, D., Alpert, K. I., Andersson, M., Andreasen, N. C., Andreassen, O. A., Asherson, P., Banaschewski, T., Bargallo, N., Baumeister, S., Baur-Streubel, R., Bertolino, A., Bonvino, A., Boomsma, D. I., Borgwardt, S., Bourque, J., Brandeis, D., Breier, A., Brodaty, H., Brouwer, R. M., Buitelaar, J. K., Busatto, G. F., Buckner, R. L., Calhoun, V., Canales-Rodriguez, E. J., Cannon, D. M., Caseras, X., Castellanos, F. X., Cervenka, S., Chaim-Avancini, T. M., Ching, C. R. K., Chubar, V., Clark, V. P., Conrod, P., Conzelmann, A., Crespo-Facorro, B., Crivello, F., Crone, E. A., Dale, A. M., Davey, C., de Geus, E. J. C., de Haan, L., de, Z. G. I., den Braber, A., Dickie, E. W., Di Giorgio, A., Doan, N. T., Dorum, E. S., Ehrlich, S., Erk, S., Espeseth, T., Fatouros-Bergman, H., Fisher, S. E., Fouche, J-P., Franke, B., Frodl, T., Fuentes-Claramonte, P., Glahn, D. C., Gotlib, I. H., Grabe, H-J., Grimm, O., Groenewold, N. A., Grotegerd, D., Gruber, O., Gruner, P., Gur, R. E., Gur, R. C., Harrison, B. J., Hartman, C. A., Hatton, S. N., Heinz, A., Heslenfeld, D. J., Hibar, D. P., Hickie, I. B., Ho, B-C., Hoekstra, P. J., Hohmann, S., Holmes, A. J., Hoogman, M., Hosten, N., Howells, F. M., Pol, H. E. H., Huyser, C., Jahanshad, N., James, A., Jernigan, T. L., Jiang, J., Jonsson, E. G., Joska, J. A., Kahn, R., Kalnin, A., Kanai, R., Klein, M., Klyushnik, T. P., Koenders, L., Koops, S., Kraemer, B., Kuntsi, J., Lagopoulos, J., Lazaro, L., Lebedeva, I., Lee, W. H., Lesch, K-P., Lochner, C., Machielsen, M. W. J., Maingault, S., Martin, N. G., Martinez-Zalacain, I., Mataix-Cols, D., Mazoyer, B., McDonald, C., McDonald, B. C., McIntosh, A. M., McMahon, K. L., McPhilemy, G., Menchon, J. M., Medland, S. E., Meyer-Lindenberg, A., Naaijen, J., Najt, P., Nakao, T., Nordvik, J. E., Nyberg, L., Oosterlaan, J., Ortiz-Garcia De la Foz, V., Paloyelis, Y., Pauli, P., Pergola, G., Pomarol-Clotet, E., Portella, M. J., Potkin, S. G., Radua, J., Reif, A., Rinker, D. A., Roffman, J. L., Rosa, P. G. P., Sacchet, M. D., Sachdev, P. S., Salvador, R., Sanchez-Juan, P., Sarro, S., Satterthwaite, T. D., Saykin, A. J., Serpa, M. H., Schmaal, L., Schnell, K., Schumann, G., Sim, K., Smoller, J. W., Sommer, I., Soriano-Mas, C., Stein, D. J., Strike, L. T., Swagerman, S. C., Tamnes, C. K., Temmingh, H. S., Thomopoulos, S. I., Tomyshev, A. S., Tordesillas-Gutierrez, D., Trollor, J. N., Turner, J. A., Uhlmann, A., van den Heuvel, O. A., van den Meer, D., van der Wee, N. J. A., van Haren, N. E. M., Van't Ent, D., van Erp, T. G. M., Veer, I. M., Veltman, D. J., Voineskos, A., Voelzke, H., Walter, H., Walton, E., Wang, L., Wang, Y., Wassink, T. H., Weber, B., Wen, W., West, J. D., Westlye, L. T., Whalley, H., Wierenga, L. M., Williams, S. C. R., Wittfeld, K., Wolf, D. H., Worker, A., Wright, M. J., Yang, K., Yoncheva, Y., Zanetti, M. V., Ziegler, G. C., Thompson, P. M., Frangou, S. and Karolinska, Schizophrenia Project K (2021). Subcortical volumes across the lifespan: Data from 18,605 healthy individuals aged 3-90 years. Human Brain Mapping, doi: 10.1002/hbm.25320

Abstract

Age has a major effect on brain volume. However, the normative studies available are constrained by small sample sizes, restricted age coverage and significant methodological variability. These limitations introduce inconsistencies and may obscure or distort the lifespan trajectories of brain morphometry. In response, we capitalized on the resources of the Enhancing Neuroimaging Genetics through Meta-Analysis (ENIGMA) Consortium to examine age-related trajectories inferred from cross-sectional measures of the ventricles, the basal ganglia (caudate, putamen, pallidum, and nucleus accumbens), the thalamus, hippocampus and amygdala using magnetic resonance imaging data obtained from 18,605 individuals aged 3–90 years. All sub-cortical structure volumes were at their maximum value early in life. The volume of the basal ganglia showed a monotonic negative association with age thereafter; there was no significant association between age and the volumes of the thalamus, amygdala and the hippocampus (with some degree of decline in thalamus) until the sixth decade of life after which they also showed a steep negative association with age. The lateral ventricles showed continuous enlargement throughout the lifespan. Age was positively associated with inter-individual variability in the hippocampus andamygdala and the lateral ventricles. These results were robust to potential confounders and could be used to examine the functional significance of deviations from typical age-related morphometric patterns.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Publisher Keywords: brain morphometry; ENIGMA; longitudinal trajectories; multisite
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > Psychology
Date available in CRO: 28 Apr 2021 10:48
Date deposited: 21 April 2021
Date of acceptance: 6 December 2020
Date of first online publication: 11 February 2021
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/25944
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