Jan Willem W. van der Veen1, Paul J. Carlson1, Jun Shen1
1NIH, NIMH, MAP,
GABA and Glx were measured in 28 volunteers using a PRESS-based two step J editing sequence. Two voxels located in the medial prefrontal cortex (MPFC) and the occipital lobe (OCC) were studied. The GABA/Cre ratio was significantly higher (P<0.001) in the OCC (0.115 +/- 0.008) than in the MPFC (0.102 +/- 0.009). Co-edited Glx/Cre ratio was significantly (P<0.001) lower in the OCC (0.0806 +/- 0.006) than in the MPFC (0.0974 +/- 0.009). Our results, combined with previously reported Cre distribution in brain, show that there are significant differences in GABA and Glx between MPFC and OCC.