Glucose Utilization During Chromatolysis: a 14C Deoxyglucose Study

  • Georg W. Kreutzberg
  • H. Emmert
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Neuropathologica Supplementum book series (NEUROPATHOLOGIC, volume 7)


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 words

glucose utilization chromatolysis autoradiography 


  1. Kreutzberg GW, Emmert H (in press) Glucose utilization of motor nuclei during regeneration: A 14C 2-deoxyglucose study. Exp NeurolGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Georg W. Kreutzberg
    • 1
    • 2
  • H. Emmert
    • 1
  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for PsychiatryMunichGermany
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für PsychiatrieMünchen 40Germany

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