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From: Changes in liver mitochondrial plasticity induced by brain tumor

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In brain tumor-bearing rats the structured water dynamics is associated with mitochondrial biogenesis. Specificities of liver mitochondria from brain tumor-bearing rats and discrimination between healthy rats and subgroups (males): T (moderate increase in structured water dynamics) and T+++ (most pronounced acceleration of structured water dynamics). a) Relationship between the weight percentage of mitochondria in the liver and the value of the correlation time for the translational motion of structured water, τ D , measured at 258K. b) Temperature dependency of τ D in liver mitochondria isolated from healthy and tumor- bearing rats. c) Relationship between the correlation time for the translational motion of structured water, τ D , measured at 258K and its enthalpy of activation, E D . d) Elevation in T1obs and T2obs (relaxation times of total water, measured at 277 K) induced by tumor development. Statistical significance (Student's t-test) between groups means; 0.02 <P* < 0.05, 0.01 <P** < 0.02, 0.001 <P*** < 0.01.

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