Circulating levels of matrix metalloproteinases (MMP-1 and 7) have been found to correlate with the severity of brain injury in HIV-infected subjects. This study used high-resolution neuroanatomic imaging and automated segmentation algorithms to clarify this relationship. Both metalloproteinases were significantly correlated with increased cerebrospinal fluid volume fraction. Comprehensive brain volumetric analysis revealed a more marked relationship with atrophy for MMP-7, which was significantly correlated with neural injury in multiple brain regions and nearly all ventricular measurements. MMP-7 was also correlated with measures of virologic and cognitive status.
- Quantitative MRI
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology
- Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience