Focal increases of white matter glucose utilization produced by electrical stimulation of rat motor cortex.

Abstract

The right motor cortex was electrically stimulated in adult, awake rats for 45 min. Local cerebral glucose utilization (LCGU) was measured in white matter pathways with the (14C)-2-deoxyglucose method. Stimulation increased LCGU in focal regions of the right internal capsule to 51.3 mumol/100 g/min, compared to 39.8 on the control left side. Stimulation also increased LCGU in the right, medial pontine pyramidal tract to 36.2 mumol/100 g/min, compared with 27.3 on the control left side. The data demonstrate that electrical stimulation of motor cortex neurons increases LCGU 30 to 40% in the efferent myelinated axons of those neurons.

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@article{Sharp1983FocalIO, title={Focal increases of white matter glucose utilization produced by electrical stimulation of rat motor cortex.}, author={Frank R . Sharp and S Bzorgchami and Thomas S Kilduff}, journal={Journal of cerebral blood flow and metabolism : official journal of the International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism}, year={1983}, volume={3 1}, pages={67-70} }