Glucoresponsive neurons in rat ventromedial hypothalamic tissue slices in vitro

Brain Res. 1982 Jan 28;232(2):494-9. doi: 10.1016/0006-8993(82)90295-5.


Extracellular action potentials were recorded from rat ventromedial hypothalamic nucleus (VMH) tissue slices in vitro. The identified glucoresponsive and non-glucoresponsive neurons were then visually located and observed by intracellular horseradish peroxidase staining. Glucoresponsive neurons, which were predominantly multipolar, were found near the center of the VMH, while non-glucoresponsive neurons, half of which were bipolar and half multipolar, were found randomly throughout the VMH.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Blood Glucose / metabolism
  • Culture Techniques
  • Membrane Potentials
  • Microscopy, Electron
  • Neurons / physiology
  • Rats
  • Receptors, Cell Surface / physiology*
  • Ventromedial Hypothalamic Nucleus / physiology*


  • Blood Glucose
  • Receptors, Cell Surface
  • glucose receptor