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September 1975

Extraction of D-β-Hydroxybutyrate by Brain in Diabetic Rats

Author Affiliations

From the departments of neurology (Dr. Diamond) and pediatrics (Dr. Openshaw), University of California, School of Medicine, San Francisco.

Arch Neurol. 1975;32(9):640-641. doi:10.1001/archneur.1975.00490510096011
Abstract

• Statistically significant cerebral arteriovenous differences of D-β-hydroxybutyrate were found in rats made diabetic by administration of streptozotocin. The amount of D-β-hydroxybutyrate extracted by the brain in diabetic animals increased with increasing arterial concentrations and the extraction ratios were comparable to those found in animals and humans with ketosis due to other causes.

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