Purpose of Review: Tremor is a hyperkinetic movement disorder most commonly encountered in essential tremor (ET) and Parkinson’s disease (PD). The purpose of this review is to summarize molecular neuroimaging studies with major implications on pathophysiological and clinical features of tremor. Recent Findings: Oscillatory brain activity responsible for tremor manifestation is thought to originate in a cerebello-thalamo-cortical network. Molecular neuroimaging has helped clarify metabolic aspects and neurotransmitter influences on the main tremor network. In ET, recent positron emission tomography (PET) studies are built on previous knowledge and highlighted the possibility of investigating metabolic brain changes after treatments, in the attempt to establish therapeutic biomarkers. In PD, molecular neuroimaging has advanced the knowledge of non-dopaminergic determinants of tremor, providing insights into serotonergic and noradrenergic contributions. Summary: Recent advances have greatly extended the knowledge of tremor pathophysiology and it is now necessary to translate such knowledge in more efficacious treatments for this symptom.

The Molecular Neuroimaging of Tremor

Pasquini J.;Ceravolo R.
2021-01-01

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Purpose of Review: Tremor is a hyperkinetic movement disorder most commonly encountered in essential tremor (ET) and Parkinson’s disease (PD). The purpose of this review is to summarize molecular neuroimaging studies with major implications on pathophysiological and clinical features of tremor. Recent Findings: Oscillatory brain activity responsible for tremor manifestation is thought to originate in a cerebello-thalamo-cortical network. Molecular neuroimaging has helped clarify metabolic aspects and neurotransmitter influences on the main tremor network. In ET, recent positron emission tomography (PET) studies are built on previous knowledge and highlighted the possibility of investigating metabolic brain changes after treatments, in the attempt to establish therapeutic biomarkers. In PD, molecular neuroimaging has advanced the knowledge of non-dopaminergic determinants of tremor, providing insights into serotonergic and noradrenergic contributions. Summary: Recent advances have greatly extended the knowledge of tremor pathophysiology and it is now necessary to translate such knowledge in more efficacious treatments for this symptom.
2021
Pasquini, J.; Ceravolo, R.
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