Pathways of carbohydrate metabolism in peripheral nervous tissue. I. The contribution of alternative routes of glucose utilization in peripheral nerve and brain.


The activities of enzymes of the glycolytic route, the pentose phosphate pathway, the tricarboxylic acid cycle and lipogenesis have been measured in rat sciatic nerve and brain. Parallel studies have been made of the utilization of 14 C-labelled glucose and pyruvate in these two tissues. Comparison of the enzyme profiles and flux through alternative routes… (More)


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