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Property Glucose consumption averaged per neuron
Organism Mammals
Range Table - link
Units N/A
Reference Herculano-Houzel S. Scaling of brain metabolism with a fixed energy budget per neuron: implications for neuronal activity, plasticity and evolution. PLoS One. 2011 Mar 1 6(3):e17514. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017514. p.3 table 1
Reference PubMed ID 21390261
Primary Source See refs beneath table
Method "To investigate how the metabolic cost of the brain scales with brain size and whether the metabolic cost per neuron increases with neuronal size, it is necessary to examine how total energy consumption relates to the number of neurons in different brains. This analysis was made possible only recently, by the determination of numbers of neurons in the whole brain and its main structures [24–28]."
Comments "Consistently with the linear variation in total glucose use depending on the number of neurons in the structure, the estimated average glucose use per neuron within each structure is remarkably constant across species (Table 1), as is the average oxygen use per neuron for the whole brain (Table 2), considering that the small 0.4-fold variations in average glucose use per neuron occur across a 1,000-fold variation in numbers of neurons and total glucose use and a 3-fold variation in neuronal density for the whole brain."
Entered By Uri M
Date Added Sep 02, 2014 8:05 AM
Date Edited Sep 02, 2014 10:44 AM
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