Percent of total oxygen consumed by brain

Value 25 %
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Bernstein BW, Bamburg JR. Actin-ATP hydrolysis is a major energy drain for neurons. J Neurosci. 2003 Jan 1 23(1):1-6. p.1 left column top paragraphPubMed ID12514193
Primary Source Magistretti PJ (1999) Brain energy metabolism. In: Fundamental neuroscience (Zigmond MJ, Bloom FE, Landis SC, Roberts JL, Squire L, eds), p 389. San Diego: Academic.
Comments "The brain constitutes ~2% of total body weight but consumes a disproportionate 25% of total oxygen (primary source), most of which is used to produce ATP for electrical activity." See BNID 100723
Entered by Uri M
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