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Abstract #5075

Skeletal muscle acetylcarnitine in fasting and postprandial state: 1H MRS 7T pilot study.

Radka Klepochová1,2, Martin Gajdošík1,2,3,4, Siegfried Trattnig1,2, Michael Krebs3, and Martin Krššák1,2,3

1High-Field MR Center, Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-Guided Therapy, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, 2Christian Doppler Laboratory for Clinical Molecular MR Imaging, Vienna, Austria, 3Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine III, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, 4Center for Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology, New York University School of Medicine, New York City, NY, United States

Acetylcarnitine plays an important role in fat metabolism. A long TE proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy was applied for detection of skeletal muscle acetylcarnitine during the day in fasting and postprandial conditions at whole body 7T MRsystem in the vastus lateralis muscle. Our observation points towards big variations of acetylcarnitine in postprandial state and no significant changes in acetylcarnitine concentrations during the fasting. Moreover, excellent repeatability of the acetylcarnitine 1H MRS based measurement was estimated during three different days in three weeks. Our data emphasize the need for strict standardization of dietary conditions and time point for the measurement of acetylcarnitine.

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