Fuel Homeostasis and the Nervous System

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In reproduced authors' typescripts, 21 papers review the control of the fuel homeostasis in the brain and the role of the nervous system in the control of fuel deposition in the body. The perspective is methodological, emphasizing the application of advanced technologies to assess fuel transport and brain metabolism. The sections cover methods to study fuel homeostasis in the brain, brain fuel metabolism and the regulation of food intake, peptide signals in the nervous system, and neural response to abnormalities in fuel homeostasis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781468459333
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 3/28/2012
  • Series: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology Series, #291
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1991
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Table of Contents

Methods to Study Fuel Homeostasis in the Brain.- The Metabolic Requirements of Functional Activity in the Human Brain: A Positron Emission Tomography Study.- High Resolution NMR Studies of Cerebral Glucose Metabolism in Rats and Humans.- Use of Peptide Probes to Study Brain Regulation of Glucose Metabolism.- Brain Fuel Metabolism, Regulation of Food Intake.- Measurement of Local Cerebral Glucose Utilization and Its Relation to Local Functional Activity in the Brain.- Blood-Brain Barrier Transport of Glucose, Free Fatty Acids, and Ketone Bodies.- The Blood-Brain Barrier and the Regulation of Amino Acid Uptake and Availability to Brain.- Energy and Macronutrient Intake Regulation: Independent or Interrelated Mechanisms?.- Peptide Signals in the Nervous System and Fuel Homeostasis.- Novel Peptides and Islet Function.- Relationship Between the Hypothalamus and Adipose Tissue Mass.- Neural Control of Islet Function by Norepinephrine and Sympathetic Neuropeptides.- Neuropeptides in the Regulation of Islet Hormone Secretion — Localization, Effects and Mode of Action.- Proglucagon-Derived Peptides in the Neuroendocrine System.- Effect of Stress on Glucoregulation in Physiology and Diabetes.- Neural Responses to Abnormalities in Fuel Homeostasis.- Search for the Hypoglycemia Receptor Using the Local Irrigation Approach.- Hypoglycemia, Gluconeogenesis and the Brain.- Metabolism of Glucose in the Brain of IDDM Subjects: Brain Metabolism in Diabetes.- Eating Disorders as Assessed by Cranial Computerized Tomography (CCT, dSPECT, PET).- Abnormal Brain Glucose Metabolism in Alzheimer’s Disease, as Measured by Positron Emission Tomography.- A Correlation Between Gene Transcriptional Activity and Cerebral Glucose Metabolism in Alzheimer’s Disease-Affected Neocortex: Cause or Effect?.- Optic Neuropathy in the Diabetic BB-Rat.- Peripheral Nerve Repair Following ARI Treatment.

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