The regional distribution of glycogen in rat brain fixed by microwave irradiation

Stephen M. Sagar, Frank R Sharp, Raymond A. Swanson

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Abstract

Glycogen concentrations were measured by fluorescence enzymatic assay in rat brains fixed by focused microwave irradiation. Regional glycogen concentrations varied 2.5 fold, ranging from 27.1 nmol glucosyl units/mg protein in the striatum to 52.3 nmol/mg protein in the cerebellum and 69.9 nmol/mg protein in the pons-medulla; other regions were intermediate in concentration. Since glycogen is contained primarily within astrocytes, this regional variation may reflect regional differences in astrocyte energy metabolism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)172-174
Number of pages3
JournalBrain Research
Volume417
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 4 1987
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Brain
  • Glucose
  • Glycogen
  • Microwave

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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