Human calcium metabolism including bone resorption measured with 41Ca tracer

Freeman, S. P.H.T. , King, J. C., Vieira, N. E., Woodhouse, L. R. and Yergey, A. L. (1997) Human calcium metabolism including bone resorption measured with 41Ca tracer. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 123(1-4), pp. 266-270. (doi:10.1016/S0168-583X(96)00701-X)

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Abstract

Accelerator mass spectrometry is so sensitive to small quantities of 41Ca that it might be used as a tracer in the study of human calcium kinetics to generate unique kinds of data. In contrast with the use of other Ca isotopic tracers, 41Ca tracer can be so administered that the tracer movements between the various body pools achieve a quasi steady state. Resorbing bone may thus be directly measured. We have tested such a protocol against a conventional stable isotope experiment with good agreement.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Freeman, Professor Stewart
Authors: Freeman, S. P.H.T., King, J. C., Vieira, N. E., Woodhouse, L. R., and Yergey, A. L.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre
Journal Name:Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0168-583X
ISSN (Online):1872-9584

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