Renuka Sriram

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The purpose of this study was to determine if in vivo high resolution 3D MRI and localized (1)H MR spectroscopy (MRS) can detect brain findings resembling Alzheimer's disease in a transgenic mouse model of Tau pathology. Seven double transgenic rTg4510 female mice and 7 age-matched wild-type (wt) female mice were evaluated at 5 months of age. To confirm the(More)
Renal cell carcinomas (RCC) are a heterogeneous group of tumors with a wide range of aggressiveness. Noninvasive methods to confidently predict the tumor biologic behavior and select appropriate treatment are lacking. Here, we investigate the dynamic metabolic flux in living RCC cells using hyperpolarized (13)C-pyruvate magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS)(More)
Recent studies have suggested myoglobin (Mb) may have other cellular functions in addition to storing and transporting O2. Indeed, NMR experiments have shown that the saturated fatty acid (FA) palmitate (PA) can interact with myoglobin (Mb) in its ligated state (MbCO and MbCN) but does not interact with Mb in its deoxygenated state. The observation has led(More)
PURPOSE To investigate acute changes in glucose metabolism in liver and kidneys in vivo after a bolus injection of either fructose or glucose, using hyperpolarized [2-13 C]dihydroxyacetone. METHODS Spatially registered, dynamic, multislice MR spectroscopy was acquired for the metabolic products of [2-13 C]dihydroxyacetone in liver and kidneys. Metabolism(More)
Renal cell carcinomas (RCC) are a heterogeneous group of tumors with a wide range of aggressiveness. Noninvasive methods to confidently predict the tumor biologic behavior and select appropriate treatment are lacking. Here, we investigate the dynamic metabolic flux in living RCC cells using hyperpolarized 13 C-pyruvate magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS)(More)
The ability of hyperpolarized carbon-13 pyruvate to assess tumor aggressiveness is explored by comparing the response of three different renal cell lines to this metabolic probe. Past studies have merely distinguished normal and tumor tissues with this method. There is a clear research and clinical value for non-invasive molecular imaging biomarkers that(More)
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