Expanding the brain glucosensing territory

Ivan E. De Araujo

Research output: Contribution to journalShort surveypeer-review

5 Scopus citations


Brain glucosensing neurons monitor extracellular glucose concentrations and act to defend normoglycemia. To date, the majority of these neurons have been ascribed to hypothalamic and hindbrain centers. In this issue, Garfield and colleagues (2014) demonstrate that cholecystokinin-expressing neurons in the rodent parabrachial nucleus function as glucosensors that counter-regulate hypoglycemia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)933-935
Number of pages3
JournalCell Metabolism
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2 Dec 2014
Externally publishedYes


Dive into the research topics of 'Expanding the brain glucosensing territory'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this