31P NMR studies of resting zone cartilage from growth plate



31P NMR of superfused resting cartilage demonstrated the presence of phosphocreatine in chondrocytes. Changes in pH and in the NTP level were followed during carbon source starvation. From 31P spectra of perchloric acid extracts, phosphoethanolamine, phospho-choline, and the corresponding glycerol diesters were identified as the major phospho-monoester and phosphodiester components. © 1992 Academic Press, Inc.