The role of astrocytes and noradrenaline in neuronal glucose metabolism.

@article{Fillenz1999TheRO,
  title={The role of astrocytes and noradrenaline in neuronal glucose metabolism.},
  author={Marianne Fillenz and John P. Lowry and Martyn G Boutelle and A E Fray},
  journal={Acta physiologica Scandinavica},
  year={1999},
  volume={167 4},
  pages={275-84}
}
In the classical model the energy requirements during neuronal activation are provided by the delivery of additional glucose directly into the extracellular compartment that results from the increase in local cerebral blood flow (rCBF). The present review proposes that astrocytes play a key role in the response to neuronal activation. Arginine for the synthesis of NO, which has a major role in the increase in rCBF, is released from astrocytes in response to stimulation of astrocytic glutamate… CONTINUE READING