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The route of glucose to the brain from food in the mouth of the rat
journal contributionposted on 2023-06-08, 22:17 authored by C W Pilcher, S P Jarman, David A Booth
Conducted an experiment with 28 male albino Sprague- Dawley rats. It was found that when dextroglucose-C14 was placed in the oropharyngeal cavity of anesthetized Ss with the esophagus ligated, generally no radioactivity was detectable in the brain (or liver) after 5 or 10 min. When Ss were allowed to drink radioactive starch or were stomach-tubed radioactive glucose, .2-1.3% of the radioactivity was recovered in the brain after 5 min. The medial diencephalon had a high-uptake rate but was not unique in that respect. It is concluded that if there is a "direct" (transbuccal) route to the brain, it is negligible compared with the well-known intestinal route. Also, on an empty stomach at least, an initial sample of glucose from food starch can reach the brain within a few minutes from the start of a meal.
JournalJournal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology
PublisherAmerican Psychological Association
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- Psychology Publications
NotesThe reported experiments were run in the Laboratory of Experimental Psychology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Sussex in 1972.
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