Glucose Production by Lamprey Meninges

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Science  06 Feb 1970:
Vol. 167, Issue 3919, pp. 889-890
DOI: 10.1126/science.167.3919.889


Meningeal tissue of the lamprey larva produces glucose during inicubation and contains glucose-6-phosphatase and large amounts of glycogen. Little glucose is liberated by brains from which meninges have been removed. This primitive meningeal tissue may produce glucose for use by the brain during periods of metabolic stress.

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