Quantitative analysis of prostate metabolites using 1H HR-MAS spectroscopy Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Algorithms
  • Biomarkers, Tumor
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Prostate
  • Prostatic Neoplasms

abstract

  • A method was developed to quantify prostate metabolite concentrations using (1)H high-resolution magic angle spinning (HR-MAS) spectroscopy. T(1) and T(2) relaxation times (in milliseconds) were determined for the major prostate metabolites and an internal TSP standard, and used to optimize the acquisition and repetition times (TRs) at 11.7 T. At 1 degrees C, polyamines (PAs; T(1mean) = 100 +/- 13, T(2mean) = 30.8 +/- 7.4) and citrate (Cit; T(1mean) = 237 +/- 39, T(2mean) = 68.1 +/- 8.2) demonstrated the shortest relaxation times, while taurine (Tau; T(1mean) = 636 +/- 78, T(2mean) = 331 +/- 71) and choline (Cho; T(1mean) = 608 +/- 60, T(2mean) = 393 +/- 81) demonstrated the longest relaxation times. Millimolal metabolite concentrations were calculated for 60 postsurgical tissues using metabolite and TSP peak areas, and the mass of tissue and TSP. Phosphocholine plus glycerophosphocholine (PC+GPC), total choline (tCho), lactate (Lac), and alanine (Ala) concentrations were higher in prostate cancer ([PC+GPC](mean) = 9.34 +/- 6.43, [tCho](mean) = 13.8 +/- 7.4, [Lac](mean) = 69.8 +/- 27.1, [Ala](mean) = 12.6 +/- 6.8) than in healthy glandular ([PC+GPC](mean) = 3.55 +/- 1.53, P < 0.01; [tCho](mean) = 7.06 +/- 2.36, P < 0.01; [Lac](mean) = 46.5 +/- 17.4, P < 0.01; [Ala](mean) = 8.63 +/- 4.91, P = 0.051) and healthy stromal tissues ([PC+GPC](mean) = 4.34 +/- 2.46, P < 0.01; [tCho](mean) = 7.04 +/- 3.10, P < 0.01; [Lac](mean) = 45.1 +/- 18.6, P < 0.01; [Ala](mean) = 6.80 +/- 2.95, P < 0.01), while Cit and PA concentrations were significantly higher in healthy glandular tissues ([Cit](mean) = 43.1 +/- 21.2, [PAs](mean) = 18.5 +/- 15.6) than in healthy stromal ([Cit](mean) = 16.1 +/- 5.6, P < 0.01; [PAs](mean) = 3.15 +/- 1.81, P < 0.01) and prostate cancer tissues ([Cit](mean) = 19.6 +/- 12.7, P < 0.01; [PAs](mean) = 5.28 +/- 5.44, P < 0.01). Serial spectra acquired over 12 hr indicated that the degradation of Cho-containing metabolites was minimized by acquiring HR-MAS data at 1 degree C compared to 20 degrees C.

publication date

  • June 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/mrm.20909

PubMed ID

  • 16685733

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1257

end page

  • 64

volume

  • 55

number

  • 6