Publications

Publications

From 1996

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    • Hofstetter, S., & Assaf, Y. (2017). The rapid development of structural plasticity through short water maze training: A DTI study. NeuroImage, 155, 202-208. (Link here)
    • Lifshits, S., Tomer, O., Shamir, I., Barazany, D., Tsarfaty, G., Rosset, S., & Assaf, Y. (2017). Resolution considerations in imaging of the cortical layers. NeuroImage. (Link here)
    • Hofstetter, S., Friedmann, N., & Assaf, Y. (2017). Rapid language-related plasticity: microstructural changes in the cortex after a short session of new word learning. Brain structure & function, 222(3), 1231-1241. (Link here)
    • De Santis, S., Assaf, Y., Jeurissen, B., Jones, D. K., & Roebroeck, A. (2016). T 1 relaxometry of crossing fibres in the human brain. Neuroimage, 141, 133-142. (Link here)
    • Amitay, S. B., Lifshits, S., Barazany, D., & Assaf, Y. (2016). 3-dimensional axon diameter estimation of white matter fiber tracts in the human brain. (Link here)
    • Amitay, S. B., Lifshits, S., Barazany, D., & Assaf, Y. (2016). 3-dimensional axon diameter estimation of white matter fiber tracts in the human brain.
    • Horowitz A, Barazany D, Tavor I, Bernstein M, Yovel G, Assaf Y., In vivo correlation between axon diameter and conduction velocity in the human brain.
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    • Ben-Sira L, Goder N, Bassan H, Lifshits S, Assaf Y, Constantini S., Clinical benefits of diffusion tensor imaging in hydrocephalus.
      (Link Here)
  •  Joel D, Berman Z, Tavor I, Wexler N, Gaber O, Stein Y, Shefi N, Pool J, Urchs S, Margulies DS, Liem F, Hänggi J, Jäncke L, Assaf Y., Sex beyond the genitalia: The human brain mosaic.  (Link Here)
    • Dinai Y, Wolf L, Assaf Y., Combined neuroimaging and gene expression analysis of the genetic basis of brain plasticity indicates across species homology.
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    • Kunz N, Zhang H, Vasung L, O'Brien KR, Assaf Y, Lazeyras F, Alexander DC, Hüppi PS., Assessing white matter microstructure of the newborn with multi-shell diffusion MRI and biophysical compartment models.
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    •  De Santis S, Drakesmith M, Bells S, Assaf Y, Jones DK., Why diffusion tensor MRI does well only some of the time: variance and covariance of white matter tissue microstructure attributes in the living human brain.  (Link Here)
    • Tavor I, Yablonski M, Mezer A, Rom S, Assaf Y, Yovel G., Separate parts of occipito-temporal white matter fibers are associated with recognition of faces and places.
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    • Assaf Y, Alexander DC, Jones DK, Bizzi A, Behrens TE, Clark CA, Cohen Y, Dyrby TB, Huppi PS, Knoesche TR, Lebihan D, Parker GJ, Poupon C; CONNECT consortium, Anaby D, Anwander A, Bar L, Barazany D, Blumenfeld-Katzir T, De-Santis S, Duclap D, Figini M, Fischi E, Guevara P, Hubbard P, Hofstetter S, Jbabdi S, Kunz N, Lazeyras F, Lebois A, Liptrot MG, Lundell H, Mangin JF, Dominguez DM, Morozov D, Schreiber J, Seunarine K, Nava S, Poupon C, Riffert T, Sasson E, Schmitt B, Shemesh N, Sotiropoulos SN, Tavor I, Zhang HG, Zhou FL., The CONNECT project: Combining macro- and micro-structure., Neuroimage. 2013 Oct 15;80:273-82.
    • Sadan O, Shemesh N, Barzilay R, Dadon-Nahum M, Blumenfeld-Katzir T, Assaf Y, Yeshurun M, Djaldetti R, Cohen Y, Melamed E, Offen D.
      Mesenchymal stem cells induced to secrete neurotrophic factors attenuate quinolinic acid toxicity: A potential therapy for Huntington’s disease.
      Exp. Neurol.2011. (pubmed link)
    • Ben-Amitay S., Jones D., Assaf Y. Motion correction and registration of high b-value diffusion weighted images. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (pubmed link)
    • Shemesh N, Barazany D, Sadan O, Bar L, Zur Y, Barhum Y, Sochen N, Offen D, Assaf Y, Cohen Y. Mapping apparent eccentricity and residual ensemble anisotropy in the gray matter using angular double-pulsed-field-gradient MRI. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2011. (pubmed link)
    • De Santis S., Assaf Y., Jones D.K. Using the biophysical CHARMED model to elucidate the underpinnings of contrast in diffusional kurtosis analysis of diffusion-weighted MRI. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2011. (pubmed link)
    • Barazany D., Assaf Y. Visualization of Cortical Lamination Patterns with Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Cerebral Cortex 2011. (pubmed link)
    • Sasson E., Doniger G.M., Pasternak O., Tarrasch R., Assaf Y. Structural correlates of cognitive domains in normal aging with diffusion tensor imaging. Brain Struct. Funct. 2011. (pubmed link)
    • Blumenfeld-Katzir T, Pasternak O, Dagan M, Assaf Y.
      Diffusion MRI of structural brain plasticity induced by a learning and memory task.
      PloS One 2011. (pubmed link)
    • Lifshitz V, Weiss R, Benromano T, Kfir E, Blumenfeld-Katzir T, Tempel-Brami C, Assaf Y, Xia W, Wyss-Coray T, Weiner HL, Frenkel D.  Immunotherapy of cerebrovascular amyloidosis in a transgenic mouse model.Neurobiol Aging 2011. (pubmed link)
    • Aizman E, Mor A, Chapman J, Assaf Y, Kloog Y.
      The combined treatment of Copaxone and Salirasib attenuates experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in mice.
      J Neuroimmunol 2010; 229(1-2):192-203. (pubmed link)
    • Geva M, Cabilly Y, Assaf Y, Mindroul N, Marom L, Raini G, Pinchasi D, Elroy-Stein O.
      A mouse model for eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2B-leucodystrophy reveals abnormal development of brain white matter.
      Brain 2010;133(Pt 8):2448-2461. (pubmed link)
    • Levy H, Assaf Y, Frenkel D., Characterization of brain lesions in a mouse model of progressive multiple sclerosis.
      Exp Neurol 2010;226(1):148-58. (pubmed link)
    • Robinson A, Kloog Y, Stein R, Assaf Y.
      Motor deficits and neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1)-associated MRI impairments in a mouse model of NF1.
      NMR Biomed 2010;23(10):1173-80. (pubmed link)
    • Sasson E, Doniger GM, Pasternak O, Assaf Y.
      Structural correlates of memory performance with diffusion tensor imaging.
      Neuroimage 2010;50(3):1231-1242.(pubmed link)
    • Dror V, Eliash S, Rehavi M, Assaf Y, Biton IE, Fattal-Valevski A. Neurodegeneration in thiamine deficient rats-A longitudinal MRI study. Brain Res 2010;1308:176-84. .(pubmed link)
    • Piontkewitz Y, Assaf Y, Weiner I.
      Clozapine Administration in Adolescence Prevents Postpubertal Emergence of Brain Structural Pathology in an Animal Model of Schizophrenia.
      Biol Psychiatry 2009;66(11):1038-46. (pubmed link)
    • Pasternak O, Sochen N, Gur Y, Intrator N, Assaf Y.
      Free water elimination and mapping from diffusion MRI.
      Magn Reson Med 2009;62(3):717-730.(pubmed link)
    • Freidlin RZ, Ozarslan E, Assaf Y, Komlosh ME, Basser PJ.
      A multivariate hypothesis testing framework for tissue clustering and classification of DTI data.
      NMR Biomed 2009;22(7):716-729.(pubmed link)
    • Lifshits S, Tamir A, Assaf Y.
      Combinatorial fiber-tracking of the human brain.
      Neuroimage 2009;48(3):532-540.(pubmed link)
    • Barazany D, Basser PJ, Assaf Y.
      In vivo measurement of axon diameter distribution in the corpus callosum of rat brain.
      Brain 2009;132(Pt 5):1210-1220.(pubmed link)
    • Baranes K, Raz-Prag D, Nitzan A, Galron R, Ashery-Padan R, Rotenstreich Y, Assaf Y, Shiloh Y, Wang ZQ, Barzilai A, Solomon AS.
      Conditional inactivation of the NBS1 gene in the mouse central nervous system leads to neurodegeneration and disorganization of the visual system.
      Exp Neurol 2009;218(1):24-32.(pubmed link)
    • Stein D, Neufeld A, Pasternak O, Graif M, Patish H, Schwimmer E, Ziv E, Assaf Y.,
      Diffusion tensor imaging of the median nerve in healthy and carpal tunnel syndrome subjects.
      J Magn Reson Imaging 2009;29(3):657-662.(pubmed link)
    • Mezer A, Yovel Y, Pasternak O, Gorfine T, Assaf Y.
      Cluster analysis of resting-state fMRI time series.
      Neuroimage 2009;45(4):1117-1125.(pubmed link)
    • Assaf Y.
      Can we use diffusion MRI as a bio-marker of neurodegenerative processes?
      Bioessays 2008;30(11-12):1235-1245. (pubmed link)
    • Avram L, Ozarslan E, Assaf Y, Bar-Shir A, Cohen Y, Basser PJ.
      Three-dimensional water diffusion in impermeable cylindrical tubes: theory versus experiments.
      NMR Biomed 2008;21(8):888-898.(pubmed link)
    • Pasternak O, Assaf Y, Intrator N, Sochen N.
      Variational multiple-tensor fitting of fiber-ambiguous diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging voxels.
      Magn Reson Imaging 2008;26(8):1133-1144.2009;22(7):716-729.(pubmed link)
    • Assaf Y, Blumenfeld-Katzir T, Yovel Y, Basser PJ.
      AxCaliber: a method for measuring axon diameter distribution from diffusion MRI.
      Magn Reson Med 2008;59(6):1347-1354.(pubmed link)
    • Tsenter J, Beni-Adani L, Assaf Y, Alexandrovich AG, Trembovler V, Shohami E.
      Dynamic changes in the recovery after traumatic brain injury in mice: effect of injury severity on T2-weighted MRI abnormalities, and motor and cognitive functions.
      J Neurotrauma 2008;25(4):324-333.(pubmed link)
    • Assaf Y, Pasternak O.
      Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)-based white matter mapping in brain research: a review.
      J Mol Neurosci 2008;34(1):51-61.(pubmed link)
    • Assaf Y, Galron R, Shapira I, Nitzan A, Blumenfeld-Katzir T, Solomon AS, Holdengreber V, Wang ZQ, Shiloh Y, Barzilai A.
      MRI evidence of white matter damage in a mouse model of Nijmegen breakage syndrome.
      Exp Neurol 2008;209(1):181-191.(pubmed link)
    • Komlosh ME, Horkay F, Freidlin RZ, Nevo U, Assaf Y, Basser PJ.
      Detection of microscopic anisotropy in gray matter and in a novel tissue phantom using double Pulsed Gradient Spin Echo MR.
      J Magn Reson 2007;189(1):38-45. (pubmed link)
    • Mayzel-Oreg O, Assaf Y, Gigi A, Ben-Bashat D, Verchovsky R, Mordohovitch M, Graif M, Hendler T, Korczyn A, Cohen Y.
      High b-value diffusion imaging of dementia: application to vascular dementia and alzheimer disease.
      J Neurol Sci 2007;257(1-2):105-113.(pubmed link)
    • Yovel Y, Assaf Y.
      Virtual definition of neuronal tissue by cluster analysis of multi-parametric imaging (virtual-dot-com imaging).
      Neuroimage 2007;35(1):58-69.(pubmed link)
    • Assaf Y, Ben-Sira L, Constantini S, Chang LC, Beni-Adani L.
      Diffusion tensor imaging in hydrocephalus: initial experience.
      AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2006;27(8):1717-1724.(pubmed link)
    • Mendelsohn A, Strous RD, Bleich M, Assaf Y, Hendler T.
      Regional axonal abnormalities in first episode schizophrenia: preliminary evidence based on high b-value diffusion-weighted imaging.
      Psychiatry Res 2006;146(3):223-229.(pubmed link)
    • Gorfine T, Assaf Y, Goshen-Gottstein Y, Yeshurun Y, Zisapel N.
      Sleep-anticipating effects of melatonin in the human brain.
      Neuroimage 2006;31(1):410-418.(pubmed link)
    • Schonberg T, Pianka P, Hendler T, Pasternak O, Assaf Y.
      Characterization of displaced white matter by brain tumors using combined DTI and fMRI.
      Neuroimage 2006;30(4):1100-1111.(pubmed link)
    • Neufeld A, Assaf Y, Graif M, Hendler T, Navon G.
      Susceptibility-matched envelope for the correction of EPI artifacts.
      Magn Reson Imaging 2005;23(9):947-951.(pubmed link)
    • Assaf Y, Chapman J, Ben-Bashat D, Hendler T, Segev Y, Korczyn AD, Graif M, Cohen Y. White matter changes in multiple sclerosis: correlation of q-space diffusion MRI and 1H MRS. Magn Reson Imaging 2005;23(6):703-710.(pubmed link)
    • Biton IE, Mayk A, Kidron D, Assaf Y, Cohen Y. Improved detectability of experimental allergic encephalomyelitis in excised swine spinal cords by high b-value q-space DWI. Exp Neurol 2005;195(2):437-446.(pubmed link)
    • Assaf Y, Basser PJ. Composite hindered and restricted model of diffusion (CHARMED) MR imaging of the human brain. Neuroimage 2005;27(1):48-58.(pubmed link)
    • Meshorer E, Biton IE, Ben-Shaul Y, Ben-Ari S, Assaf Y, Soreq H, Cohen Y. Chronic cholinergic imbalances promote brain diffusion and transport abnormalities. FASEB J 2005;19(8):910-922.(pubmed link)
    • Ben Bashat D, Ben Sira L, Graif M, Pianka P, Hendler T, Cohen Y, Assaf Y. Normal white matter development from infancy to adulthood: comparing diffusion tensor and high b value diffusion weighted MR images. J Magn Reson Imaging 2005;21(5):503-511.(pubmed link)
    • Assaf Y, Freidlin RZ, Rohde GK, Basser PJ.
      New modeling and experimental framework to characterize hindered and restricted water diffusion in brain white matter.
      Magn Reson Med 2004;52(5):965-978. (pubmed link)
    • Avram L, Assaf Y, Cohen Y.
      The effect of rotational angle and experimental parameters on the diffraction patterns and micro-structural information obtained from q-space diffusion NMR: implication for diffusion in white matter fibers.
      J Magn Reson
      2004;169(1):30-38. (pubmed link)
  • Biton IE, Mayk A, Assaf Y, Cohen Y.
    Structural changes in glutamate cell swelling followed by multiparametric q-space diffusion MR of excised rat spinal cord.
    Magn Reson Imaging 2004;22(5):661-672. (pubmed link)
  • Assaf Y, Pianka P, Rotshtein P, Sigal M, Hendler T.
    Deviation of Fiber Tracts in the Vicinity of Brain Lesions: Evaluation by Diffusion Tensor Imaging.
    Isr J Chem
    2003;43:155-163.
  • Assaf Y, Mayk A, Eliash S, Speiser Z, Cohen Y.
    Hypertension and neuronal degeneration in excised rat spinal cord studied by high-b value q-space diffusion magnetic resonance imaging.
    Exp Neurol 2003;184(2):726-736.(pubmed link)
  • Hendler T, Pianka P, Sigal M, Kafri M, Ben-Bashat D, Constantini S, Graif M, Fried I, Assaf Y.
    Delineating gray and white matter involvement in brain lesions: three-dimensional alignment of functional magnetic resonance and diffusion-tensor imaging.
    J Neurosurg 2003;99(6):1018-1027.(pubmed link)
  • Cohen Y, Assaf Y.
    High b-value q-space analyzed diffusion-weighted MRS and MRI in neuronal tissues – a technical review.
    NMR Biomed 2002;15(7-8):516-542.(pubmed link)
  • Assaf Y, Mayzel-Oreg O, Gigi A, Ben-Bashat D, Mordohovitch M, Verchovsky R, Reider G, II, Hendler T, Graif M, Cohen Y, Korczyn AD.
    High b value q-space-analyzed diffusion MRI in vascular dementia: a preliminary study.
    J Neurol Sci
    2002;203-204:235-239.(pubmed link)
  • Assaf Y, Kafri M, Shinar H, Chapman J, Korczyn AD, Navon G, Cohen Y.
    Changes in axonal morphology in experimental autoimmune neuritis as studied by high b-value q-space (1)H and (2)H DQF diffusion magnetic resonance spectroscopy.
    Magn Reson Med 2002;48(1):71-81.(pubmed link)
  • Assaf Y, Ben-Bashat D, Chapman J, Peled S, Biton IE, Kafri M, Segev Y, Hendler T, Korczyn AD, Graif M, Cohen Y.
    High b-value q-space analyzed diffusion-weighted MRI: application to multiple sclerosis.
    Magn Reson Med 2002;47(1):115-126.(pubmed link)
  • Beni-Adani L, Gozes I, Cohen Y, Assaf Y, Steingart RA, Brenneman DE, Eizenberg O, Trembolver V, Shohami E.
    A peptide derived from activity-dependent neuroprotective protein (ADNP) ameliorates injury response in closed head injury in mice.
    J Pharmacol Exp Ther 2001;296(1):57-63.(pubmed link)
  • Assaf Y, Mayk A, Cohen Y.
    Displacement imaging of spinal cord using q-space diffusion-weighted MRI.
    Magn Reson Med 2000;44(5):713-722.(pubmed link)
  • Assaf Y, Cohen Y.
    Assignment of the water slow-diffusing component in the central nervous system using q-space diffusion MRS: implications for fiber tract imaging.
    Magn Reson Med 2000;43(2):191-199.(pubmed link)
  • Assaf Y, Holokovsky A, Berman E, Shapira Y, Shohami E, Cohen Y.
    Diffusion and perfusion magnetic resonance imaging following closed head injury in rats.
    J Neurotrauma 1999;16(12):1165-1176.(pubmed link)
  • Assaf Y, Cohen Y.
    Structural information in neuronal tissue as revealed by q-space diffusion NMR spectroscopy of metabolites in bovine optic nerve.
    NMR Biomed 1999;12(6):335-344.(pubmed link)
  • Assaf Y, Cohen Y.
    In vivo and in vitro bi-exponential diffusion of N-acetyl aspartate (NAA) in rat brain: a potential structural probe?
    NMR Biomed 1998;11(2):67-74.(pubmed link)
  • Assaf Y, Cohen Y.
    Non-mono-exponential attenuation of water and N-acetyl aspartate signals due to diffusion in brain tissue.
    J Magn Reson 1998;131(1):69-85.(pubmed link)
  • Assaf Y, Navon G, Cohen Y.
    In vivo observation of anisotropic motion of brain water using 2H double quantum filtered NMR spectroscopy.
    Magn Reson Med 1997;37(2):197-203.(pubmed link)
  • Assaf Y, Beit-Yannai E, Shohami E, Berman E, Cohen Y. Diffusion- and T2-weighted MRI of closed-head injury in rats: a time course study and correlation with histology. Magn Reson Imaging 1997;15(1):77-85.(pubmed link)
  • Assaf Y, Cohen Y. Detection of different water populations in brain tissue using 2H single- and double-quantum-filtered diffusion NMR spectroscopy. J Magn Reson B 1996;112(2):151-159.(pubmed link)