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Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy in the Study of Whole-animal Metabolism

  1. Robert J Gillies,
  2. Natarajan Raghunand

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003102

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Gillies, R. J. and Raghunand, N. 2001. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy in the Study of Whole-animal Metabolism. eLS. .

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  1. University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001

Abstract

NMR-active isotopes are present in living systems and, because the radiofrequency of nuclear magnetic resonance experiments is non-ionizing, NMR signals can be obtained noninvasively and nondestructively from whole living organisms.

Keywords:

  • non-invasive;
  • in vivo;
  • isotopomer;
  • isotope