PET study of methionine accumulation in glioma and normal brain tissue: competition with branched chain amino acids.

@article{Bergstrm1987PETSO,
  title={PET study of methionine accumulation in glioma and normal brain tissue: competition with branched chain amino acids.},
  author={Mats Bergstr{\"o}m and Kajsa Ericson and Lars Hagenfeldt and Mikael Mosskin and Hans von Holst and Georg Nor{\'e}n and Lars Ove Eriksson and Erling Ehrin and Peter Johnstr{\"o}m},
  journal={Journal of computer assisted tomography},
  year={1987},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={208-13}
}
Five patients with glioma were examined with positron emission tomography using ([11C]methyl)-L-methionine. The study was repeated while the patient was being infused with branched chain amino acids (BCAA), 250 mumol/min. The accumulation rates of methionine in tumor tissue and in normal brain tissue were compared without and with the infusion of amino… CONTINUE READING