Brain Energy Metabolism

  • Johannes Hirrlinger
  • Helle S. Waagepetersen

Part of the Neuromethods book series (NM, volume 90)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Ketki Tulpule, Michaela C. Hohnholt, Johannes Hirrlinger, Ralf Dringen
    Pages 45-72
  3. Anne B. Walls, Lasse K. Bak, Ursula Sonnewald, Arne Schousboe, Helle S. Waagepetersen
    Pages 73-105
  4. Ana I. Amaral, Paula M. Alves, Ana P. Teixeira
    Pages 107-144
  5. L. Felipe Barros, Felipe Baeza-Lehnert, Rocío Valdebenito, Sebastián Ceballo, Karin Alegría
    Pages 145-159
  6. Juan Carlos Corona, Michael R. Duchen
    Pages 161-176
  7. Seila Fernandez-Fernandez, Juan P. Bolaños
    Pages 177-194
  8. Stefan Walenta, Nadine F. Voelxen, Ulrike G. A. Sattler, Wolfgang Mueller-Klieser
    Pages 195-216
  9. Keith St. Lawrence, Kyle Verdecchia, Jonathan Elliott, Mamadou Diop
    Pages 265-292
  10. Graeme F. Mason, Lihong Jiang, Kevin L. Behar
    Pages 293-339
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 365-368

About this book


Brain Energy Metabolism addresses its challenging subject by presenting diverse technologies allowing for the investigation of brain energy metabolism on different levels of complexity. Model systems are discussed, starting from the reductionist approach like primary cell cultures which allow assessing of the properties and functions of a single brain cell type with many different types of analysis, however, at the expense of neglecting the interaction between cell types in the brain. On the other end, analysis in animals and humans in vivo is discussed, maintaining the full complexity of the tissue and the organism but making high demands on the methods of analysis. Written for the popular Neuromethods series, chapters include the kind of detailed description and key implementation advice that aims to support reproducible results in the lab.


Meticulous and authoritative, Brain Energy Metabolism provides an ideal guide for researchers interested in brain energy metabolism with the hope of stimulating more research in this exciting and very important field.


Analytical technologies Full tissue complexity Metabolite analysis Model systems Primary cell cultures Single brain cell type

Editors and affiliations

  • Johannes Hirrlinger
    • 1
  • Helle S. Waagepetersen
    • 2
  1. 1.Carl-Ludwig-Institute for Physiology, University of LeipzigLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Faculty of Health and Medical SciencesUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-1058-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-1059-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-2336
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6045
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