Specific energy usage in neocortex

Value 30 μmol ATPs/g/min
Organism Mammals
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.1139 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID11598490
Primary Source Braitenberg V, Schüz A (1998) Cortex: statistics and geometry of neuronal connectivity, 2nd ed. Berlin: Springer
Comments "For a total ATP usage at a mean firing rate of 4 Hz of 3.29×10^9 ATPs/s/neuron, the 9.2×10^7 neurons/cm^3 (approximately per g) in the neocortex (primary source) will have a specific energy usage of 30 µmol ATP/g/min."
Entered by Uri M
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