Feeding hungry neurons: Astrocytes deliver food for thought

Julian P. Meeks, Steven Mennerick

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Among the proposed roles for astrocytes in the CNS is nutritive support for neurons. In this issue of Neuron, Voutsinos-Porche et al. provide evidence that astrocyte uptake of synaptic glutamate triggers astrocytic glycolysis and release of lactate, which in turn nourishes neurons and sustains neuronal activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-189
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 23 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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