Professors Bernard Thorens and Mike Mueckler have written a 2010 review titled ‘Glucose Transporters in the 21st Century‘.
In their paper they note that Glucose not just a source of energy but is also a signalling molecule. Thus they state that Glucose influences various processes including
(a) The activity of neurons that regulate Glucose (e.g. see this paper)
(b) Gene transcription
(c) Enzyme activity
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