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In the heart, the energy supplied by mitochondria to myofibrils is continuously and finely tuned to the contraction requirement over a wide range of cardiac loads. This process is mediated both by the creatine kinase (CK) shuttle and by direct ATP transfer. The aim of this study was to identify the contribution of energy transfer pathways at different(More)
Dystrophin is a cytoskeletal membrane-bound protein expressed in both muscle and brain. Brain dystrophin is thought to be involved in the stabilization of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)(A)-receptor (GABA(A)-R)clusters in postsynaptic densities (PSDs) at inhibitory synapses onto pyramidal cells, and its loss has been linked to cognitive impairments in(More)
The cerebral metabolic changes elicited by kainate-induced seizures in the rat were investigated by in vivo combined NMR spectroscopy of 31P and 1H. Systemic injection of kainate induced no significant changes in cerebral ATP or PCr levels during up to 90 min of continuous, generalised seizures, and the cerebral 31P spectra showed only a transient mild(More)
The suitability of two-dimensional (2D) proton spectroscopy for monitoring, in vivo, the changes in levels of brain metabolites induced by cerebral ischemia was investigated in an experimental model of 30-min reversible ischemia induced by four-vessel occlusion in the rat. The resulting data were compared with those obtained by one-dimensional (1D) proton(More)
The combination of localized 2D 1H MR correlation spectroscopy and Hadamard encoding allows the simultaneous acquisition of multiple volumes of interest without an increase in the experimental duration, compared to single-voxel acquisition. In the present study, 2D correlation spectra were acquired simultaneously within 20 to 40 min in two voxels located in(More)
We have previously demonstrated that 2D 1H NMR is suitable for studying cerebral metabolism. The same technique was used to study the hind leg muscle of normal (C57BL10) and dystrophic (mdx) mice. The results were compared to preliminary results for cultured muscle cells to determine the origin of fatty acid signals.
Intracerebral glucose resonance was directly detected and resolved in vivo by two-dimensional shift-correlated (COSY) 1H NMR spectroscopy in anesthetized rats (n = 4). The relative changes in brain glucose concentration were measured by volume integration of the alpha-D-glucose cross peak in the 2D COSY spectra. This report demonstrates the possibility of(More)
Localized in vivo NMR spectroscopy, chemical shift imaging or multi-voxel spectroscopy are potentially useful tools in small animals that are complementary to MRI, adding biochemical information to the mainly anatomical data provided by imaging of water protons. However the contribution of such methods remains hampered by the low spectral resolution of the(More)
N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) is an agonist used to identify neuronal receptive sites for dicarboxylic amino acid neurotransmitters; NMDA receptors are implicated in neuronal damage of ischemic or hypoglycemic origin in newborns although involved mechanisms remain to be identified. In the present study, 31P magnetic resonance spectroscopy with fast (6/min)(More)
The dynamic effects of the non-competitive NMDA receptor antagonist, MK-801 on brain metabolism were investigated over 105 minutes in unanesthetized rats by proton and phosphorus NMR spectroscopy. MK-801 (0.5 and 5 mg/kg, i.p) induced no changes in intracellular pH, and in phosphocreatine, ATP, and inorganic phosphate levels, indicating that the drug(More)