Fuel Homeostasis and the Nervous System

  • Mladen Vranic
  • Suad Efendic
  • Charles H. Hollenberg

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 291)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages ii-x
  2. Methods to Study Fuel Homeostasis in the Brain

  3. Brain Fuel Metabolism, Regulation of Food Intake

  4. Peptide Signals in the Nervous System and Fuel Homeostasis

    1. Kazuhiko Tatemoto
      Pages 89-98
    2. Beth E. Dunning, Gerald J. Taborsky Jr.
      Pages 107-127
    3. Bo Ahrén, Per-Olof Berggren, Patrik Rorsman, Claes-Göran Östenson, Suad Efendic
      Pages 129-142
    4. P. L. Baibaker, K. M. Stobie, J. N. Roberge, E. Y. T. Lui, D. J. Drucker
      Pages 143-159
    5. M. Vranic, P. Miles, K. Rastogi, K. Yamatani, Z. Shi, L. Lickley et al.
      Pages 161-183
  5. Neural Responses to Abnormalities in Fuel Homeostasis

    1. Casey M. Donovan, Patricia Cane, Richard N. Bergman
      Pages 185-196
    2. A. D. Cherrington, R. T. Frizzell, D. W. Biggers, C. C. Connolly
      Pages 197-211
    3. Stanley I. Rapoport, Barry Horwitz, Cheryl L. Grady, James V. Haxby, Charles DeCarli, Mark B. Schapiro
      Pages 231-248
    4. Subrata Chakrabarti, Wei-Xian Zhang, Anders A. F. Sima
      Pages 257-264
    5. Anders A. F. Sima, Virgil Nathaniel, Douglas A. Greene
      Pages 265-270
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 271-278

About this book


This book has a dual purpose, to review in depth the control of fuel homeostasis in the brain and the role of the nervous system in the control of fuel deposition in the body. From the methodological point of view the emphasis is on the application of advanced technologies to assess fuel transport and brain metabolism, the role of peptides in the neuroendocrine system and the response of the brain to hypoglycemia. These technologies include positron emmission tomography, nuclear magnetic resonance, immunocytochemistry, molecular biology, autoradiography. To study fuel homeostasis in the body advanced tracer methods that include modelling are set out. From the pathophysiological point of view the emphasis is on abnormalities in stress, brain metabolism in diabetes, eating and degenerative disorders. This book contains contributions from endocrinologists, physiologists, neurologists, psychoneuroendocrinOlogists, biophysicists, biochemists and experts in nutrition. This authorship represents a unique diversity of researchers who, for the first time, cover comprehensively the interaction between the nervous system and fuel homeostasis, both in health and disease. We hope this book will be an important source of information for both researchers and practicing clinicians. Mladen Vranic Suad Efendic Charles Hollenberg v ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The Symposium from which this volume arose (University of Toronto, June 27-28, 1990) was the first Toronto-Stockholm symposium on Perspectives in Diabetes Research. These Symposia are organized triennially by the Banting and Best Diabetes Centre, University of Toronto and the Department of Endocrinology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm.


Nervous System Peptide magnetic resonance metabolism tomography

Editors and affiliations

  • Mladen Vranic
    • 1
  • Suad Efendic
    • 2
  • Charles H. Hollenberg
    • 3
  1. 1.University of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Karolinska HospitalStockholmSweden
  3. 3.Banting and Best Diabetes CentreUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-5933-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-5931-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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