NMR Biomed 1999 Jun;12(4):221-36
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Unit, Huntington Medical Research Institutes, Pasadena, CA 91105, USA.
To better define the survival and cellular composition of human fetal neurotransplants in vivo, we performed quantitative 1H MRS to determine the concentration of the neuronal amino acid [N-acetylaspartate] within MRI-visible grafts. In all, 71 grafts in 38 patients [24 Parkinson's disease (PD), 14 Huntington's disease (HD)] were examined, as well as 24 untreated PD and HD patients and 13 age-matched normal controls. MRI appearances of edema were present in three out of 71 grafts, the remainder being consistent with histologically identified viable neural transplant tissue. Read More