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Abstract #2344

Cerebral Glutamate Metabolism Via [2-13C] Glucose in Normal Brain

Napapon Sailasuta1, Kent Harris1, Osama Abulseoud2, Brian Ross1

1HMRI, Pasadena, CA, USA; 2Psychiatry, U of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

The aim of this study was to validate an alternative approach to study cerebral glucose metabolism in normal brain by using 13C magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) using C2 glucose infusion via glutamate C5 resonance.