Desperately seeking sugar: glial cells as hypoglycemia sensors.


A life-saving response to hypoglycemia requires rapid sensing of decreases in glycemia and consequent brisk glucagon secretion. Preceding studies have shown that mice lacking glucose transporter type 2 (GLUT2) lose this response. In this issue of the JCI, Marty et al. report that glucose sensing and consequent pancreatic glucagon secretion are restored by… (More)


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@article{Klip2005DesperatelySS, title={Desperately seeking sugar: glial cells as hypoglycemia sensors.}, author={A. W. J. Klip and Meredith Hawkins}, journal={The Journal of clinical investigation}, year={2005}, volume={115 12}, pages={3403-5} }