Low glucose sensitivity and polymodal chemosensing in neonatal rat adrenomedullary chromaffin cells.

@article{Livermore2011LowGS,
  title={Low glucose sensitivity and polymodal chemosensing in neonatal rat adrenomedullary chromaffin cells.},
  author={Simon Livermore and Nikol A Piskuric and Josef Buttigieg and Ming-fang Zhang and Colin A Nurse},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Cell physiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={301 5},
  pages={C1104-15}
}
Glucose is the primary metabolic fuel in mammalian fetuses, yet mammals are incapable of endogenous glucose production until several hours after birth. Thus, when the maternal supply of glucose ceases at birth there is a transient hypoglycemia that elicits a counterregulatory surge in circulating catecholamines. Because the innervation of adrenomedullary… CONTINUE READING