Fraction of resting ATP consumption used by the retina alone

Value 10 %
Organism Blowfly Calliphora vicina
Reference Harris JJ, Jolivet R, Attwell D. Synaptic energy use and supply. Neuron. 2012 Sep 6 75(5):762-77. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2012.08.019. p.762 left column top paragraphPubMed ID22958818
Primary Source Laughlin SB, de Ruyter van Steveninck RR, Anderson JC. The metabolic cost of neural information. Nat Neurosci. 1998 May1(1):36-41PubMed ID10195106
Comments p.762 left column top paragraph:"The nervous system consumes a disproportionate fraction of the resting body’s energy production: in humans the brain is only 2% of the body’s mass, yet it uses ~20% of the O2 consumed by the resting body (BNID 110878), while the retina alone uses 10% of the fly’s resting ATP consumption (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
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