Human subcortical brain asymmetries in 15,847 people worldwide reveal effects of age and sex

Tulio Guadalupe, Samuel R. Mathias, Theo G.M. VanErp, Christopher D. Whelan, Marcel P. Zwiers, Yoshinari Abe, Lucija Abramovic, Ingrid Agartz, Ole A. Andreassen, Alejandro Arias-Vásquez, Benjamin S. Aribisala, Nicola J. Armstrong, Volker Arolt, Eric Artiges, Rosa Ayesa-Arriola, Vatche G. Baboyan, Tobias Banaschewski, Gareth Barker, Mark E. Bastin, Bernhard T. BauneJohn Blangero, Arun L.W. Bokde, Premika S.W. Boedhoe, Anushree Bose, Silvia Brem, Henry Brodaty, Uli Bromberg, Samantha Brooks, Christian Büchel, Jan Buitelaar, Vince D. Calhoun, Dara M. Cannon, Anna Cattrell, Yuqi Cheng, Patricia J. Conrod, Annette Conzelmann, Aiden Corvin, Benedicto Crespo-Facorro, Fabrice Crivello, Udo Dannlowski, Greig I. de Zubicaray, Sonja M.C. de Zwarte, Ian J. Deary, Sylvane Desrivières, Nhat Trung Doan, Gary Donohoe, Erlend S. Dørum, Stefan Ehrlich, Thomas Espeseth, Guillén Fernández, Herta Flor, Jean Paul Fouche, Vincent Frouin, Masaki Fukunaga, Jürgen Gallinat, Hugh Garavan, Michael Gill, Andrea Gonzalez Suarez, Penny Gowland, Hans J. Grabe, Dominik Grotegerd, Oliver Gruber, Saskia Hagenaars, Ryota Hashimoto, Tobias U. Hauser, Andreas Heinz, Derrek P. Hibar, Pieter J. Hoekstra, Martine Hoogman, Fleur M. Howells, Hao Hu, Hilleke E. Hulshoff Pol, Chaim Huyser, Bernd Ittermann, Neda Jahanshad, Erik G. Jönsson, Sarah Jurk, Rene S. Kahn, Sinead Kelly, Bernd Kraemer, Harald Kugel, Jun Soo Kwon, Herve Lemaitre, Klaus Peter Lesch, Christine Lochner, Michelle Luciano, Andre F. Marquand, Nicholas G. Martin, Ignacio Martínez-Zalacaín, Jean Luc Martinot, David Mataix-Cols, Karen Mather, Colm McDonald, Katie L. McMahon, Sarah E. Medland, José M. Menchón, Derek W. Morris, Omar Mothersill, Susana Munoz Maniega, Benson Mwangi, Takashi Nakamae, Tomohiro Nakao, Janardhanan C. Narayanaswaamy, Frauke Nees, Jan E. Nordvik, A. Marten H. Onnink, Nils Opel, Roel Ophoff, Marie Laure Paillère Martinot, Dimitri Papadopoulos Orfanos, Paul Pauli, Tomáš Paus, Luise Poustka, Janardhan YC Reddy, Miguel E. Renteria, Roberto Roiz-Santiáñez, Annerine Roos, Natalie A. Royle, Perminder Sachdev, Pascual Sánchez-Juan, Lianne Schmaal, Gunter Schumann, Elena Shumskaya, Michael N. Smolka, Jair C. Soares, Carles Soriano-Mas, Dan J. Stein, Lachlan T. Strike, Roberto Toro, Jessica A. Turner, Nathalie Tzourio-Mazoyer, Anne Uhlmann, Maria Valdés Hernández, Odile A. van Den Heuvel, Dennis van der Meer, Neeltje E.M. van Haren, Dick J. Veltman, Ganesan Venkatasubramanian, Nora C. Vetter, Daniella Vuletic, Susanne Walitza, Henrik Walter, Esther Walton, Zhen Wang, Joanna Wardlaw, Wei Wen, Lars T. Westlye, Robert Whelan, Katharina Wittfeld, Thomas Wolfers, Margaret J. Wright, Jian Xu, Xiufeng Xu, Je Yeon Yun, Jing Jing Zhao, Barbara Franke, Paul M. Thompson, David C. Glahn, Bernard Mazoyer, Simon E. Fisher, Clyde Francks

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Abstract

The two hemispheres of the human brain differ functionally and structurally. Despite over a century of research, the extent to which brain asymmetry is influenced by sex, handedness, age, and genetic factors is still controversial. Here we present the largest ever analysis of subcortical brain asymmetries, in a harmonized multi-site study using meta-analysis methods. Volumetric asymmetry of seven subcortical structures was assessed in 15,847 MRI scans from 52 datasets worldwide. There were sex differences in the asymmetry of the globus pallidus and putamen. Heritability estimates, derived from 1170 subjects belonging to 71 extended pedigrees, revealed that additive genetic factors influenced the asymmetry of these two structures and that of the hippocampus and thalamus. Handedness had no detectable effect on subcortical asymmetries, even in this unprecedented sample size, but the asymmetry of the putamen varied with age. Genetic drivers of asymmetry in the hippocampus, thalamus and basal ganglia may affect variability in human cognition, including susceptibility to psychiatric disorders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
JournalBrain Imaging and Behavior
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Oct 13 2016

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Functional Laterality
Putamen
Thalamus
Hippocampus
Brain
Globus Pallidus
Age Factors
Pedigree
Basal Ganglia
Sex Characteristics
Sample Size
Cognition
Psychiatry
Meta-Analysis
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Research
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Neurology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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Guadalupe, T., Mathias, S. R., VanErp, T. G. M., Whelan, C. D., Zwiers, M. P., Abe, Y., ... Francks, C. (Accepted/In press). Human subcortical brain asymmetries in 15,847 people worldwide reveal effects of age and sex. Brain Imaging and Behavior, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11682-016-9629-z

Human subcortical brain asymmetries in 15,847 people worldwide reveal effects of age and sex. / Guadalupe, Tulio; Mathias, Samuel R.; VanErp, Theo G.M.; Whelan, Christopher D.; Zwiers, Marcel P.; Abe, Yoshinari; Abramovic, Lucija; Agartz, Ingrid; Andreassen, Ole A.; Arias-Vásquez, Alejandro; Aribisala, Benjamin S.; Armstrong, Nicola J.; Arolt, Volker; Artiges, Eric; Ayesa-Arriola, Rosa; Baboyan, Vatche G.; Banaschewski, Tobias; Barker, Gareth; Bastin, Mark E.; Baune, Bernhard T.; Blangero, John; Bokde, Arun L.W.; Boedhoe, Premika S.W.; Bose, Anushree; Brem, Silvia; Brodaty, Henry; Bromberg, Uli; Brooks, Samantha; Büchel, Christian; Buitelaar, Jan; Calhoun, Vince D.; Cannon, Dara M.; Cattrell, Anna; Cheng, Yuqi; Conrod, Patricia J.; Conzelmann, Annette; Corvin, Aiden; Crespo-Facorro, Benedicto; Crivello, Fabrice; Dannlowski, Udo; de Zubicaray, Greig I.; de Zwarte, Sonja M.C.; Deary, Ian J.; Desrivières, Sylvane; Doan, Nhat Trung; Donohoe, Gary; Dørum, Erlend S.; Ehrlich, Stefan; Espeseth, Thomas; Fernández, Guillén; Flor, Herta; Fouche, Jean Paul; Frouin, Vincent; Fukunaga, Masaki; Gallinat, Jürgen; Garavan, Hugh; Gill, Michael; Suarez, Andrea Gonzalez; Gowland, Penny; Grabe, Hans J.; Grotegerd, Dominik; Gruber, Oliver; Hagenaars, Saskia; Hashimoto, Ryota; Hauser, Tobias U.; Heinz, Andreas; Hibar, Derrek P.; Hoekstra, Pieter J.; Hoogman, Martine; Howells, Fleur M.; Hu, Hao; Hulshoff Pol, Hilleke E.; Huyser, Chaim; Ittermann, Bernd; Jahanshad, Neda; Jönsson, Erik G.; Jurk, Sarah; Kahn, Rene S.; Kelly, Sinead; Kraemer, Bernd; Kugel, Harald; Kwon, Jun Soo; Lemaitre, Herve; Lesch, Klaus Peter; Lochner, Christine; Luciano, Michelle; Marquand, Andre F.; Martin, Nicholas G.; Martínez-Zalacaín, Ignacio; Martinot, Jean Luc; Mataix-Cols, David; Mather, Karen; McDonald, Colm; McMahon, Katie L.; Medland, Sarah E.; Menchón, José M.; Morris, Derek W.; Mothersill, Omar; Maniega, Susana Munoz; Mwangi, Benson; Nakamae, Takashi; Nakao, Tomohiro; Narayanaswaamy, Janardhanan C.; Nees, Frauke; Nordvik, Jan E.; Onnink, A. Marten H.; Opel, Nils; Ophoff, Roel; Paillère Martinot, Marie Laure; Papadopoulos Orfanos, Dimitri; Pauli, Paul; Paus, Tomáš; Poustka, Luise; Reddy, Janardhan YC; Renteria, Miguel E.; Roiz-Santiáñez, Roberto; Roos, Annerine; Royle, Natalie A.; Sachdev, Perminder; Sánchez-Juan, Pascual; Schmaal, Lianne; Schumann, Gunter; Shumskaya, Elena; Smolka, Michael N.; Soares, Jair C.; Soriano-Mas, Carles; Stein, Dan J.; Strike, Lachlan T.; Toro, Roberto; Turner, Jessica A.; Tzourio-Mazoyer, Nathalie; Uhlmann, Anne; Hernández, Maria Valdés; van Den Heuvel, Odile A.; van der Meer, Dennis; van Haren, Neeltje E.M.; Veltman, Dick J.; Venkatasubramanian, Ganesan; Vetter, Nora C.; Vuletic, Daniella; Walitza, Susanne; Walter, Henrik; Walton, Esther; Wang, Zhen; Wardlaw, Joanna; Wen, Wei; Westlye, Lars T.; Whelan, Robert; Wittfeld, Katharina; Wolfers, Thomas; Wright, Margaret J.; Xu, Jian; Xu, Xiufeng; Yun, Je Yeon; Zhao, Jing Jing; Franke, Barbara; Thompson, Paul M.; Glahn, David C.; Mazoyer, Bernard; Fisher, Simon E.; Francks, Clyde.

In: Brain Imaging and Behavior, 13.10.2016, p. 1-18.

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Guadalupe, T, Mathias, SR, VanErp, TGM, Whelan, CD, Zwiers, MP, Abe, Y, Abramovic, L, Agartz, I, Andreassen, OA, Arias-Vásquez, A, Aribisala, BS, Armstrong, NJ, Arolt, V, Artiges, E, Ayesa-Arriola, R, Baboyan, VG, Banaschewski, T, Barker, G, Bastin, ME, Baune, BT, Blangero, J, Bokde, ALW, Boedhoe, PSW, Bose, A, Brem, S, Brodaty, H, Bromberg, U, Brooks, S, Büchel, C, Buitelaar, J, Calhoun, VD, Cannon, DM, Cattrell, A, Cheng, Y, Conrod, PJ, Conzelmann, A, Corvin, A, Crespo-Facorro, B, Crivello, F, Dannlowski, U, de Zubicaray, GI, de Zwarte, SMC, Deary, IJ, Desrivières, S, Doan, NT, Donohoe, G, Dørum, ES, Ehrlich, S, Espeseth, T, Fernández, G, Flor, H, Fouche, JP, Frouin, V, Fukunaga, M, Gallinat, J, Garavan, H, Gill, M, Suarez, AG, Gowland, P, Grabe, HJ, Grotegerd, D, Gruber, O, Hagenaars, S, Hashimoto, R, Hauser, TU, Heinz, A, Hibar, DP, Hoekstra, PJ, Hoogman, M, Howells, FM, Hu, H, Hulshoff Pol, HE, Huyser, C, Ittermann, B, Jahanshad, N, Jönsson, EG, Jurk, S, Kahn, RS, Kelly, S, Kraemer, B, Kugel, H, Kwon, JS, Lemaitre, H, Lesch, KP, Lochner, C, Luciano, M, Marquand, AF, Martin, NG, Martínez-Zalacaín, I, Martinot, JL, Mataix-Cols, D, Mather, K, McDonald, C, McMahon, KL, Medland, SE, Menchón, JM, Morris, DW, Mothersill, O, Maniega, SM, Mwangi, B, Nakamae, T, Nakao, T, Narayanaswaamy, JC, Nees, F, Nordvik, JE, Onnink, AMH, Opel, N, Ophoff, R, Paillère Martinot, ML, Papadopoulos Orfanos, D, Pauli, P, Paus, T, Poustka, L, Reddy, JYC, Renteria, ME, Roiz-Santiáñez, R, Roos, A, Royle, NA, Sachdev, P, Sánchez-Juan, P, Schmaal, L, Schumann, G, Shumskaya, E, Smolka, MN, Soares, JC, Soriano-Mas, C, Stein, DJ, Strike, LT, Toro, R, Turner, JA, Tzourio-Mazoyer, N, Uhlmann, A, Hernández, MV, van Den Heuvel, OA, van der Meer, D, van Haren, NEM, Veltman, DJ, Venkatasubramanian, G, Vetter, NC, Vuletic, D, Walitza, S, Walter, H, Walton, E, Wang, Z, Wardlaw, J, Wen, W, Westlye, LT, Whelan, R, Wittfeld, K, Wolfers, T, Wright, MJ, Xu, J, Xu, X, Yun, JY, Zhao, JJ, Franke, B, Thompson, PM, Glahn, DC, Mazoyer, B, Fisher, SE & Francks, C 2016, 'Human subcortical brain asymmetries in 15,847 people worldwide reveal effects of age and sex', Brain Imaging and Behavior, pp. 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11682-016-9629-z
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AU - Menchón, José M.

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AU - Mothersill, Omar

AU - Maniega, Susana Munoz

AU - Mwangi, Benson

AU - Nakamae, Takashi

AU - Nakao, Tomohiro

AU - Narayanaswaamy, Janardhanan C.

AU - Nees, Frauke

AU - Nordvik, Jan E.

AU - Onnink, A. Marten H.

AU - Opel, Nils

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AU - Schmaal, Lianne

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AU - Uhlmann, Anne

AU - Hernández, Maria Valdés

AU - van Den Heuvel, Odile A.

AU - van der Meer, Dennis

AU - van Haren, Neeltje E.M.

AU - Veltman, Dick J.

AU - Venkatasubramanian, Ganesan

AU - Vetter, Nora C.

AU - Vuletic, Daniella

AU - Walitza, Susanne

AU - Walter, Henrik

AU - Walton, Esther

AU - Wang, Zhen

AU - Wardlaw, Joanna

AU - Wen, Wei

AU - Westlye, Lars T.

AU - Whelan, Robert

AU - Wittfeld, Katharina

AU - Wolfers, Thomas

AU - Wright, Margaret J.

AU - Xu, Jian

AU - Xu, Xiufeng

AU - Yun, Je Yeon

AU - Zhao, Jing Jing

AU - Franke, Barbara

AU - Thompson, Paul M.

AU - Glahn, David C.

AU - Mazoyer, Bernard

AU - Fisher, Simon E.

AU - Francks, Clyde

PY - 2016/10/13

Y1 - 2016/10/13

N2 - The two hemispheres of the human brain differ functionally and structurally. Despite over a century of research, the extent to which brain asymmetry is influenced by sex, handedness, age, and genetic factors is still controversial. Here we present the largest ever analysis of subcortical brain asymmetries, in a harmonized multi-site study using meta-analysis methods. Volumetric asymmetry of seven subcortical structures was assessed in 15,847 MRI scans from 52 datasets worldwide. There were sex differences in the asymmetry of the globus pallidus and putamen. Heritability estimates, derived from 1170 subjects belonging to 71 extended pedigrees, revealed that additive genetic factors influenced the asymmetry of these two structures and that of the hippocampus and thalamus. Handedness had no detectable effect on subcortical asymmetries, even in this unprecedented sample size, but the asymmetry of the putamen varied with age. Genetic drivers of asymmetry in the hippocampus, thalamus and basal ganglia may affect variability in human cognition, including susceptibility to psychiatric disorders.

AB - The two hemispheres of the human brain differ functionally and structurally. Despite over a century of research, the extent to which brain asymmetry is influenced by sex, handedness, age, and genetic factors is still controversial. Here we present the largest ever analysis of subcortical brain asymmetries, in a harmonized multi-site study using meta-analysis methods. Volumetric asymmetry of seven subcortical structures was assessed in 15,847 MRI scans from 52 datasets worldwide. There were sex differences in the asymmetry of the globus pallidus and putamen. Heritability estimates, derived from 1170 subjects belonging to 71 extended pedigrees, revealed that additive genetic factors influenced the asymmetry of these two structures and that of the hippocampus and thalamus. Handedness had no detectable effect on subcortical asymmetries, even in this unprecedented sample size, but the asymmetry of the putamen varied with age. Genetic drivers of asymmetry in the hippocampus, thalamus and basal ganglia may affect variability in human cognition, including susceptibility to psychiatric disorders.

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U2 - 10.1007/s11682-016-9629-z

DO - 10.1007/s11682-016-9629-z

M3 - Article

C2 - 27738994

SP - 1

EP - 18

JO - Brain Imaging and Behavior

JF - Brain Imaging and Behavior

SN - 1931-7557

ER -