Glucose transporter proteins in brain

Frances Maher, Susan J. Vannucci, Ian Simpson

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Abstract

Glucose is the principal energy source for the mammalian brain. The presence of glucose transport proteins is essential to supply glucose to the neurons and glia within the brain. At least three glucose transporter isoforms have now been identified, and are thought to play a significant role, in the brain. This review describes our current understanding of cell- specific glucose transporter expression in brain, which includes GLUT1 (55- kDa form) present at a high concentration at the blood-brain barrier as well as in parenchymal cells (45-kDa form), most likely in astrocytes, GLUT3 expressed in neurons, and GLUT5 in microglia. We discuss some potential implications of this glucose transporter heterogeneity for cerebral metabolic activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1003-1011
Number of pages9
JournalFASEB Journal
Volume8
Issue number13
StatePublished - Nov 11 1994

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glucose transporters
Facilitative Glucose Transport Proteins
Brain
brain
Neurons
Proteins
proteins
neurons
Glucose
glucose
blood-brain barrier
astrocytes
neuroglia
Microglia
Blood-Brain Barrier
Neuroglia
Astrocytes
Protein Isoforms
cells
energy

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  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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Maher, F., Vannucci, S. J., & Simpson, I. (1994). Glucose transporter proteins in brain. FASEB Journal, 8(13), 1003-1011.
Maher, Frances ; Vannucci, Susan J. ; Simpson, Ian. / Glucose transporter proteins in brain. In: FASEB Journal. 1994 ; Vol. 8, No. 13. pp. 1003-1011.
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Maher F, Vannucci SJ, Simpson I. Glucose transporter proteins in brain. FASEB Journal. 1994 Nov 11;8(13):1003-1011.