Proton relaxation studies of water compartmentalization in a model neurological system.

@article{Menon1992ProtonRS,
  title={Proton relaxation studies of water compartmentalization in a model neurological system.},
  author={Ravi S. Menon and M S Rusinko and Peter S. Allen},
  journal={Magnetic resonance in medicine},
  year={1992},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={264-74}
}
Proton relaxation measurements from 18 crayfish abdominal nerve cords (a model of human CNS) are used to demonstrate that the transverse (though not the longitudinal) relaxation can be decomposed into four reproducible components that, in conjunction with optical and electron microscopy of the morphology, can be assigned to three water compartments within the cord and possibly to the mobile lipid protons. The assignments are extraaxonal water protons (32 +/- 9% and mean T2 = 600 +/- 200 ms… CONTINUE READING