Extraction of D-beta-hydroxybutyrate by brain in diabetic rats

Arch Neurol. 1975 Sep;32(9):640-1. doi: 10.1001/archneur.1975.00490510096011.


Statistically significant cerebral arteriovenous differences of D-beta-hydroxybutyrate were found in rats made diabetic by administration of streptozotocin. The amount of D-beta-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.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Blood Glucose / metabolism
  • Brain / metabolism*
  • Diabetes Mellitus / chemically induced
  • Diabetes Mellitus / metabolism*
  • Disease Models, Animal
  • Female
  • Hydroxybutyrates / blood
  • Hydroxybutyrates / metabolism*
  • Ketone Bodies / metabolism
  • Rats
  • Streptozocin


  • Blood Glucose
  • Hydroxybutyrates
  • Ketone Bodies
  • Streptozocin