Ten patients with Parkinson's disease were studied by phosphorus 31 magnetic resonance spectroscopy. The brain phosphocreatine-inorganic phosphate ratio was abnormal owing to an increased inorganic phosphate content, and the phosphorylation potential was consequently reduced. Phosphocreatine and ADP levels and pH were normal. These findings indicate abnormal brain energy metabolism in Parkinson's disease.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Neuroimaging|
|Publication status||Published - 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology