Measurement of regional brain glucose utilization in vivo using [2(-14)C] glucose.
A new technique is described for the autoradiographic determination of regional brain glucose metabolism employing 14C labeled glucose as substrate and measurement principles previously described for whole brain. Regional glucose values correlate closely with those reported for the 14C-deoxyglucose technique. The method has the advantages of 1) a much shorter experimental period, 2) a relatively simple mathematical treatment, and 3) the utilization of the actual, fully metabolizable substance itself, glucose, as the label. In addition to normal rats, regional values are reported for 20 individual brain areas of rats in bicuculline induced status epilepticus, rats intoxicated with ammonium and rats anesthetized with pentobarbital sodium or ketamine.
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