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  • The vertical axis is the estimated volume (combined over both hemispheres) of the retrohippocampal cortex, which we define as the subiculum, presubiculum, parasubiculum, and entorhinal cortex.

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  • They also had size reductions in a related brain area called the subiculum, which relays the signals from the hippocampus to other areas of the brain, including the dopamine system, also known as the brain's "reward center."

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  • Volume reduction in the subiculum has been associated with drug abuse and schizophrenia, as well.

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  • Normal ageing is associated with reduced metabolic activity in the subiculum and the dentate gyrus, whereas reduced activity in the entorhinal cortex may be an early indicator of Alzheimer's disease

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  • "In looking at the longitudinal changes, we could see there was definitive evidence of a progression from the CA1 to the subiculum region, and on to the other regions of the hippocampus," Apostolova said.

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  • In this study, they tracked atrophy from the CA1 as it spread to the subiculum, which matched disease progression from the MCI state to a diagnosis of Alzheimer's.

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  • Again, excessive atrophy in the CA1 and subicular regions was present in cognitively normal individuals who went on to be diagnosed with MCI, and a slow progression of atrophy beyond the CA1 and subiculum to other regions was evident in those ultimately diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

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  • The researchers looked at two areas within the hippocampus: the CA1 (cornu ammonis) and the subiculum.

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  • They found 10 to 30 percent greater atrophy in the CA1 and subiculum of those MCI patients with premature atrophy who were later diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

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  • Hippocampally-lesioned rats also had variable damage to the subiculum, postsubiculum, presubiculum, parasubiculum and entorhinal cortex.

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