Brain glycogen re‐awakened

@article{Brown2004BrainGR,
  title={Brain glycogen re‐awakened},
  author={A. Brown},
  journal={Journal of Neurochemistry},
  year={2004},
  volume={89}
}
  • A. Brown
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Neurochemistry
  • The mammalian brain contains glycogen, which is located predominantly in astrocytes, but its function is unclear. A principal role for brain glycogen as an energy reserve, analogous to its role in the periphery, had been universally dismissed based on its relatively low concentration, an assumption apparently reinforced by the limited duration that the brain can function in the absence of glucose. However, during insulin‐induced hypoglycaemia, where brain glucose availability is limited… CONTINUE READING
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