PerspectiveNeuroscience

Let There Be (NADH) Light

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Science  02 Jul 2004:
Vol. 305, Issue 5680, pp. 50-52
DOI: 10.1126/science.1100428

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The consumption of glucose in the brain has been attributed principally to the activity of neurons. In their Perspective, Pellerin and Magistretti discuss an elegant imaging study ( Kasischke et al.) that dissects the metabolic activity of rat hippocampal slices and reveals the intertwined metabolisms of neurons and astrocytes (a type of glial cell) in the brain.