volume 89, issue 12, P1905-1912 2011
DOI: 10.1002/jnr.22703
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Nolawit Tesfaye, Elizabeth R. Seaquist, Gülin Öz

Abstract: Glycogen is the reservoir for glucose in the brain. Beyond the general agreement that glycogen serves as an energy source in the central nervous system, its exact role in brain energy metabolism has yet to be elucidated. Experiments performed in cell and tissue culture and animals have shown that glycogen content is affected by several factors including glucose, insulin, neurotransmitters, and neuronal activation. The study of in vivo glycogen metabolism has been hindered by the inability to measure glycogen …

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