Astrocytes have functional characteristics that make them particularly well suited to couple glutamate uptake from the synaptic cleft to Na+-K+-ATPase activation and glucose utilization. The changes in glucose metabolism associated with these processes may provide signals detected by positron emission tomography.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||News in Physiological Sciences|
|State||Published - Oct 1999|
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