Horm Metab Res 1978; 10(5): 420-424
DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1093405

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31P Magnetic Resonance of Intact Endocrine Tissue: Adrenal Glands of Dogs

T.  Glonek , S. F. Marotta
  • Research Resources Center, University of Illinois at the Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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23 December 2008 (online)


Intact dog adrenal glands were examined for their phosphate profiles in the 31P nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer at 36.43 MHz at 31°, and the resultant spectra were compared to those obtained from perchloric acid extracts of the same endocrine tissue. The adrenal gland presents a unique organ for whole tissue spectroscopy in that its phosphate profile shows a number of features which have not been previously observed in similar phosphate profiles obtained from other intact tissue preparations. A number of prominant resonances are observed in the intact adrenal gland which arise from phosphorus-containing substances that are not extractable with perchloric acid. The 31P shifts of these resonances indicate that they may arise from phosphorylated proteins and membrane phospholipids.