Investigation of Rapid Metabolic Reactions in Whole Organs by Multiple Pulse Labelling

  • Andreas J. Schwab
  • Adelar Bracht
  • Roland Scholz
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Biomathematics book series (LNBM, volume 57)


Flux rates of metabolic and transport processes in whole organs may be determined by conventional compartmental system analysis (1,2). However, this approach is not consistent with the events in real organs characterized by continuous variation of tracer concentrations with space. When the events under study are comparable in rate with transit times or recirculation, their adequate description is only possible by using distributed model systems.


Transit Time Impulse Response Intracellular Metabolite Tritiated Water Compartmental System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas J. Schwab
    • 1
  • Adelar Bracht
    • 1
  • Roland Scholz
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Physiologische Chemie, Physikalische Biochemie und ZellbiologieUniversität MünchenMünchen 2Federal Republic of Germany

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