Blood flow and phosphorus metabolites have been measured simultaneously in the murine RIF‐1 tumour in vivo. Blood flow was measured using the H2 washout technique and 31P NMR spectroscopy was used to measure high energy phosphates, inorganic phosphate and intracellular pH within the tumour. Following NMR and flow measurements, hydralazine was administered and the measurements repeated. There was always a decrease in blood flow, and a fall in nucleoside triphosphate detected by NMR, after administration of hydralazine. At blood flows in excess of 15 mL 100 g−1 min−1 the nucleoside triphosphate/inorganic phosphate ratio was 1.0 or greater, whereas at flows in the range of 5–12 mL 100 g−1 min−1 the ratio fell to below 0.5, and at flows below 5 mL 100 g−1 min−1 there was no detectable resonance from nucleoside triphosphate.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||NMR in biomedicine|
|State||Published - Aug 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Medicine
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging