Professors Bernard Thorens and Mike Mueckler have written a review titled ‘Glucose Transporters in the 21st Century‘. In their article they note that there are 14 Glucose transporters in humans and that many of their functions are not yet characterised. In terms of a Brain Hypometabolism Hypothesis, it is important to understand how Glucose is handled in the brain. Thorens and Mueckler reference 14 Glucose Transporters but not all of them are expressed in the brain.
In the paper they note that there is evidence that GLUT 2 plays a role in glucose ‘sensors’ in the central nervous system and the periphery.
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