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Growth studies of subcutaneous rat tumours: comparison of 31P-NMR spectroscopy, acid extracts and histology.

Stubbs M, Rodrigues LM, Griffiths JR - Br. J. Cancer (1989)

Bottom Line: 31P-NMP, surface coil spectra of three subcutaneously implanted rat tumours (Morris hepatoma 7777, GH3 prolactinoma, Walker carcinosarcoma) and an N-methyl-N-nitrosourea induced rat mammary adenocarcinoma at different stages of growth were obtained and compared with histological sections taken immediately after NMR acquisitions.Metabolite ratios (phosphocreatine (PCr)/beta nucleoside triphosphate (beta NTP), PCr/Pi, beta NTP/Pi) calculated from the NMR spectra were compared with ratios obtained from acid extracts of tumours of similar size.We conclude that increasing numbers of hypoxic tumour cells, rather than large areas of necrotic tissue, contribute largely to the NMR spectrum.

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Affiliation: CRC Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Research Group, St George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK.

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31P-NMP, surface coil spectra of three subcutaneously implanted rat tumours (Morris hepatoma 7777, GH3 prolactinoma, Walker carcinosarcoma) and an N-methyl-N-nitrosourea induced rat mammary adenocarcinoma at different stages of growth were obtained and compared with histological sections taken immediately after NMR acquisitions. Metabolite ratios (phosphocreatine (PCr)/beta nucleoside triphosphate (beta NTP), PCr/Pi, beta NTP/Pi) calculated from the NMR spectra were compared with ratios obtained from acid extracts of tumours of similar size. Measurements of creatine and ADP were also made. Three of the tumours showed positive correlations between increasing tumour size and decreasing metabolite ratios measured both by NMR and in extracts, whereas the Walker carcinosarcoma showed no correlation between size and any parameters measured. Phosphorus metabolite ratios, measured in extracts of skin overlying the tumours, indicated a fall in high energy phosphate when there was histological evidence of skin invasion by the tumour. Surface coil 31P-NMR spectra of subcutaneously grown or induced tumours in the rat represent a slowly changing steady state as the tumour increases in size. We conclude that increasing numbers of hypoxic tumour cells, rather than large areas of necrotic tissue, contribute largely to the NMR spectrum.

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Growth studies of subcutaneous rat tumours: comparison of 31P-NMR spectroscopy, acid extracts and histology.

Stubbs M, Rodrigues LM, Griffiths JR - Br. J. Cancer (1989)

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Bottom Line: 31P-NMP, surface coil spectra of three subcutaneously implanted rat tumours (Morris hepatoma 7777, GH3 prolactinoma, Walker carcinosarcoma) and an N-methyl-N-nitrosourea induced rat mammary adenocarcinoma at different stages of growth were obtained and compared with histological sections taken immediately after NMR acquisitions.Metabolite ratios (phosphocreatine (PCr)/beta nucleoside triphosphate (beta NTP), PCr/Pi, beta NTP/Pi) calculated from the NMR spectra were compared with ratios obtained from acid extracts of tumours of similar size.We conclude that increasing numbers of hypoxic tumour cells, rather than large areas of necrotic tissue, contribute largely to the NMR spectrum.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: CRC Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Research Group, St George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK.

ABSTRACT
31P-NMP, surface coil spectra of three subcutaneously implanted rat tumours (Morris hepatoma 7777, GH3 prolactinoma, Walker carcinosarcoma) and an N-methyl-N-nitrosourea induced rat mammary adenocarcinoma at different stages of growth were obtained and compared with histological sections taken immediately after NMR acquisitions. Metabolite ratios (phosphocreatine (PCr)/beta nucleoside triphosphate (beta NTP), PCr/Pi, beta NTP/Pi) calculated from the NMR spectra were compared with ratios obtained from acid extracts of tumours of similar size. Measurements of creatine and ADP were also made. Three of the tumours showed positive correlations between increasing tumour size and decreasing metabolite ratios measured both by NMR and in extracts, whereas the Walker carcinosarcoma showed no correlation between size and any parameters measured. Phosphorus metabolite ratios, measured in extracts of skin overlying the tumours, indicated a fall in high energy phosphate when there was histological evidence of skin invasion by the tumour. Surface coil 31P-NMR spectra of subcutaneously grown or induced tumours in the rat represent a slowly changing steady state as the tumour increases in size. We conclude that increasing numbers of hypoxic tumour cells, rather than large areas of necrotic tissue, contribute largely to the NMR spectrum.

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