Glucose Utilization During Chromatolysis: a 14C Deoxyglucose Study
After transection of the facial and hypoglossal nerves, rats were injected with 14C 2-deoxyglucose. Contact-autoradiographs of histological sections showed increased radioactivity in the motor nuclei of the operated side between land 28 days post operation. This suggests an increase of glucose utilization and thus an enhanced energy supply to the facial and hypoglossal nuclei during the process of axonal reaction.
Key wordsglucose utilization chromatolysis autoradiography
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