Acute intracarotid glucose injection towards the brain induces specific c-fos activation in hypothalamic nuclei: involvement of astrocytes in cerebral glucose-sensing in rats.

The detection of changes in glucose level constitutes the first step of the control of glucose homeostasis. Glucose sensors are therefore expected to be present in different parts of the body and particularly in the central nervous system. Some studies have already attempted to determine glucose-sensitive cerebral structures either after a glucoprivic… (More)