Some Aspects of Carbohydrate Metabolism in the Developing Brain

  • F. Pocchiari
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 13)


The ground that I was called to cover is large and mainly unexplored. If you consider that most data on carbohydrate metabolism in nervous tissue have lately undergone drastic reappraisal in the light of recent experimental advances, you will understand why my exposé will look somewhat fragmentary. My only hope is that the very nature of the subject and its intrinsic complexity will prompt my colleagues to take the few data I shall review as a starting point for fruitful and critical discussion.


Carbohydrate Metabolism Pentose Phosphate Isocitric Dehydrogenase Adult Human Brain Succinic Dehydrogenase Activity 
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  • F. Pocchiari
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  1. 1.Laboratori di Chimica BiologicaIstituto Superiore di SanitàRomeItaly

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