Glucose Metabolism in the Brain

Glucose Metabolism in the Brain

1st Edition - October 21, 2002

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  • Editor: Donard Dwyer
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080491592

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Regulation of glucose at the biochemical level affects every area of the brain, and has impact from cellular to behavioral brain function. It plays an important role in diseases such as diabetes, stroke, schizophrenia and drug abuse as well as in normal and dysfunctional memory and cognition. This volume represents a thorough examination of all the major issues that are relevant to glucose metabolism by brain cells in relation to disease, combining basic research and clinical findings in a single, indispensable reference.

Key Features

  • Serves as an essential reference on glucose metabolism in the brain
  • Presents authoritative accounts by leading researchers in the field
  • Includes thorough reviews with provocative sections on future directions


Basic scientists and clinical researchers in neuroscience, neurology and biochemistry

Table of Contents

  • Introduction:Energy Metabolism in the Brain
    The Cerebral Glucose-Fatty Acid Cycle: Evolutionary roots, regulation, and (patho)physiological importance
    Expression, Regulation and Functional Role of Glucose Transporters (GLUTs) in Brain
    Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1 Promotes Neuronal Glucose Utilization During Brain Development and Repair Processes
    CNS Sensing and Regulation of Peripheral Glucose Levels
    Glucose Transporter Protein Syndromes
    Glucose, Stress, and Hippocampal Neuronal Vulnerability
    Glucose/Mitochondria in Neurological Conditions Energy Utilization in the Ischemic/Reperfused Brain
    Diabetes Mellitus and the Central Nervous System
    Diabetes, the Brain and Behavior:Is there a biological mechanism underlying the association between diabetes and depression
    Schizophrenia and Diabetes
    Psychoactive Drugs Affect Glucose Transport and the Regulation of Glucose Metabolism

Product details

  • No. of pages: 555
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2002
  • Published: October 21, 2002
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080491592

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