Brain energy usage

Range 33 to 50 in neocortex: 21 in the whole brain μmol ATP/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.1142 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID11598490
Comments "Brain grey matter has a higher energy usage (33 to 50µmol ATP/g/min in neocortex) than that of the whole brain (21µmol ATP/g/min), probably because of the high signaling-related energy demand in grey matter (Sokoloff et al., 1977 Kennedy et al., 1978 Siesjö, 1978 Rolfe and Brown, 1997 Clarke and Sokoloff, 1999)."
Entered by Uri M
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