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Abstract #2256

Hepatic ATP synthesis rates in healthy humans

Krssak M, Schmid A, Moser E, Szendroedi J, Roden M
Medical University of Vienna

Hepatic ATP synthesis was quiantified using 31P MR-spectroscopy and the saturation-transfer experiment. The quality of the localisation (1D-ISIS) was specific and gave sufficient SNR. This is, to our knowledge, the first published quantification of ATP-synthesis in the human liver. Values and precision of data from the present study are in excellent agreement with data from isolated perfused rat livers (Thoma et al. 1987).