Ketogenesis in the living rat followed by 13C NMR spectroscopy

Cross, T. A. and Pahl, C. and Oberhansli, R. and Aue, W. P. and Keller, U. and Seelig, J.. (1984) Ketogenesis in the living rat followed by 13C NMR spectroscopy. Biochemistry, Vol. 23, H. 26. pp. 6398-6402.

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The metabolic fate of 13C1-labeled butyrate in the liver of living rats has been studied by 13C NMR. The formation of the ketone bodies acetoacetate and beta-hydroxybutyrate was observed in vivo as well as resonances from glutamate, glutamine, and carbonate. The observed time course of these metabolites demonstrates the potential of the technique to measure enzyme kinetics in vivo and also to measure the enzyme capacity of a given organ to metabolize a substrate. The in vivo spectra were compared to in vitro spectra of the excised liver and perchloric acid extracts of the liver. Observation of the metabolites and monitoring of their time course in vivo would not have been possible without distinct improvements in the spectral resolution and the spatial localization of the radio-frequency field within the liver. As a novel approach, we have selected the carbonyl region of the 13C NMR spectra for identifying the ketone bodies and other oxidation products in the liver.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Biozentrum > Former Organization Units Biozentrum > Biophysical Chemistry (Seelig J)
UniBasel Contributors:Seelig, Joachim
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:American Chemical Society
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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