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The marine alga Chlorella minutissima contains DGTS (diacylglyceryl-N,N,N-trimethylhomoserine) as a major component (up to 44% of total lipids). This lipid is absent from other members of the Chlorococcales, except for C. fusca, which contains DGTS as 1.3% of total lipids. Contrary to expectation, the DGTS is accompanied by PC (phosphatidylcholine) as the(More)
In this study we address the question of quantification of muscle lactate using double quantum filtered (DQF) (1)H NMR spectroscopy where dipolar and scalar coupled spectra are acquired. For this, lactate content in muscle samples was independently determined using a conventional enzymatic assay and DQF, (1)H NMR spectroscopy. NMR quantification of lactate(More)
In this study we tested the effect of molecular charge and chirality as well as tissue pH on dipolar coupling interaction in skeletal muscle. These results were demonstrated by double quantum filtered, DQF, 1H NMR spectra acquired on permeable skeletal muscle samples dialyzed against buffered solutions containing three classes of solutes-electrolytes(More)
Double quantum (DQ), J-resolved (1)H NMR spectra from rat and bovine skeletal muscle showed a splitting frequency ( approximately 24 Hz) for the lactate methyl protons that varied with the orientation of the muscle fibers relative to the magnetic field. In contrast, spectra of lactate in solution consist of a J-coupled methyl doublet and a J-coupled methine(More)
Macrophages are known to release a lipophilic factor that stimulates testosterone production by Leydig cells. This macrophage-derived factor (MDF) is thought to be physiologically relevant, because removal of macrophages from the testis results in altered testosterone secretion and reduced fertility. The purpose of the present study was to purify this(More)
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