Percent of resting metabolism that is attributed to brain

Value 20 %
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Attwell D, Laughlin SB. An energy budget for signaling in the grey matter of the brain. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2001 Oct21(10):1133-45. p.1133 left columnPubMed ID11598490
Primary Source Kety SS (1957) The general metabolism of the brain in vivo. In: Metabolism of the nervous system (Richter D, ed), London: Pergamon, pp 221–237 AND Sokoloff L (1960) The metabolism of the central nervous system in vivo. In: Handbook of Physiology, Section I, Neurophysiology, vol. 3 (Field J, Magoun HW, Hall VE, eds), Washington D.C.: American Physiological Society, pp 1843–1864 AND Rolfe DFS, Brown GC (1997) Cellular energy utilization and molecular origin of standard metabolic rate in mammals. Physiol Rev 77: 731– 758PubMed ID9234964
Comments "The neural processing of information is metabolically expensive. Although the human brain is 2% of the body’s weight, it accounts for 20% of its resting metabolism (primary sources)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 108621