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CT and MR imaging showed basal ganglia calcification that appeared as high signal intensity on T1-weighted images of a patient with pseudohypoparathyroidism. MR imaging of an experimental model of calcium phosphate suspensions showed a signal similar to that seen in the patient. Additionally, T1 and T2 relaxation times of the solutions were measured and(More)
13C NMR of isotopically enriched metabolites has been used to study the metabolism of Microbacterium ammoniaphilum, a bacterium which excretes large quantities of L-glutamic acid into the medium. Biosynthesis from 90% [1-13C]glucose results in relatively high specificity of the label, with [2,4-13C2]glutamate as the major product. The predominant(More)
A circular dichroism (CD) study of [D-Pro2]- and [D-Pro3]-bradykinin, selected peptide fragments, and the model compound. N-acetyl-L-phenylalaninamide, support our previous conclusion (Biochemistry 12, 3780, 1973) that the positive 221-nm CD band of bradykinin is a composite of bands due to two chromophores, the 217-nm band characteristic of the Phe(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether cerebral atrophy in systemic lupus erythematosus is associated with decreased levels of the neuronal marker N-acetyl-aspartic acid. METHODS Two groups of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus were studied, those with significant atrophy (n = 11) and those without significant atrophy (n = 10), using proton MR spectroscopy(More)
Proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy is a noninvasive technique allowing the localized, in vivo detection of proton-containing brain metabolites. We used this technique to study eight patients with cerebral infarction or ischemia. A stimulated echo-pulse sequence with chemical shift imaging was used to acquire spectra from multiple contiguous 4-cc(More)
The 300 MHz (7 T) water proton resonances of suspensions of red blood cells containing paramagnetic deoxyhemoglobin or methemoglobin can be resolved into two broad lines assignable to intra- and extracellular water which undergoes rapid T2 relaxation by diffusion in magnetic field gradients induced by the intracellular paramagnets. The width of the resolved(More)