Glia: Internodally speeding up

  • D. M. Yates
  • Published 2012 in Nature Reviews Neuroscience

Abstract

A new study reveals how low blood sugar levels or high neural activity can induce lactate mobilization from glycogen stores in astrocytes and delivery to neurons for use as fuel. Choi et al. showed that in astrocytes, an increase in extracellular K levels (as occurs with a rise in neural activity) or intracellular alkalinization (resulting from aglycaemic… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nrn3376

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