Glucose and neurons

Hey. I saw this on a youtube video. Are there multiple ways for glucuse transportation to the neurons? Cause we know that transfering of glucose can be carried out by satellite cells and astrocytes directly.

Hey! In more advanced neurophysiology you learn that there are multiple types of neurons in the CNS and PNS that allow storage of different amounts of glucose, and also have different types of glucose channels, it’s too advanced for the IMAT, just remember that some neurons as you said do not rely on Insulin but have different types of channels that allow glucose to enter the cell freely - which would make sense considering the amount of energy the CNS requires.


@AriHoresh thank you so much!
So we should consider several ways like protein transporters and some of the glial cells that transmit glucose to the neurons. Right?

Yes, that’s correct.

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