INSULIN AND THE BRAIN

  • Cristina Grosu
  • Andrei Catalin Oprescu
  • Otilia Nita
  • Walther Bild
Keywords: insulin, brain, aging, metabolism

Abstract

The brain represents an important site for the action of insulin. Besides the traditionally known importance in glucoregulation, insulin has significant neurotrophic properties and influences the brain activity: insulin influences eating behavior, regulates the storage of energy and several aspects concerning memory and knowledge. Insulin resistance and hyperinsulinism could be associated with brain aging, vascular and metabolic pathologies. Elucidating the pathways and metabolism of brain insulin could have a major impact on future targeted therapies.

Published
2017-12-15
How to Cite
Grosu, Cristina, Andrei Oprescu, Otilia Nita, and Walther Bild. 2017. “INSULIN AND THE BRAIN”. Romanian Journal of Diabetes Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases 24 (4), 377-84. http://rjdnmd.org/index.php/RJDNMD/article/view/23.
Section
Review Articles