35 巻 (1985) 5 号 p. 729-740
The topical magnetic resonance (TMR) was used to study the phosphorous metabolism of a dog's submandibular gland during acetylcholine stimulation. The experiments were carried out under two conditions. One was a normal blood supply (in vivo) and the other was vascular perfusion with the artificial perfusate (in vitro). The levels of phosphorous compounds in the gland were obtained for 31P-NMR spectra of the TMR. The saliva was secreted in the both conditions, though the salivary flow under the in vivo condition was higher than in vitro. During salivary secretion, only the levels of creatine phosphate decreased under in vivo condition, while the levels of creatine phosphate and ATP decreased and the levels of inorganic phosphate increased in in vitro cases. It was concluded that the decrement of creatine phosphate during the salivary secretion indicates the acceleration of the energy metabolism in the submandibular gland.