Noninvasive analysis of aldose reductase activities in rat testis: 3-FDG NMR spectroscopy and imaging

T. Nakada, Ingrid Kwee

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Abstract

Noninvasive investigation of aldose reductase activities in rat testis was performed using 3-fluoro-3-deoxy-D-glucose (3-FDG) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy/imaging. Quantitative determination of testis aldose reductase activities, expressed as the sorbitol index, showed a value similar to that of brain. Sorbitol imaging demonstrated aldose reductase activities in testis to be confined primarily to the central region of this organ. The 3-FDG 19F NMR method appears to have clinical potential in the evaluation of testicular function, especially that of spermatogenesis, noninvasively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)543-545
Number of pages3
JournalMagnetic Resonance in Medicine
Volume29
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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