insulin and the brain

pat doyle pdoyle at medsun.unige.ch
Wed Aug 30 07:32:48 EST 1995


In article <41hpov$mqk at whitbeck.ncl.ac.uk>, erasmus harland
<p.s.e.harland at ncl.ac.uk> wrote:

> I am interested in brain metabolism, how does insulin function in 
> keeping The brain supplied with glucose. Does insulin resistance feature 
> or is this restricted to muscle. I am worKing on a study on the effects 
> of birth weight inb insulin resistance, The Barker HypoThesis)
> thanks.

You should read the works of Dan Porte, Steve Woods et al from Seattle.We have
recently had a paper in Brain Res. showing 4 day hyperinsulinaemia with constant
glycaemia to selectively alter rat brain glucose uptake.Can you tell us
more of your project. Thanks PJD.



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