The use of stable isotopes in metabolic investigation.

  title={The use of stable isotopes in metabolic investigation.},
  author={Dennis M. Bier},
  journal={Bailliere's clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  volume={1 4},
  • Dennis M. Bier
  • Published 1987 in Bailliere's clinical endocrinology and metabolism
The use of tracers to define substrate dynamics has been the sine qua non of metabolic investigation in vivo, because static measurements of substrate content alone are inadequate. The judicious use of radioactively labelled compounds remains the principal tracer approach in some adult subjects. However, in certain young adults, in pregnant women and in… CONTINUE READING