By James W. Kalat
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A few small, uncharged molecules such as water, oxygen, and carbon dioxide cross the barrier freely. So do molecules that dissolve in fats. Active transport proteins pump glucose, amino acids, and a few other chemicals into the brain and spinal cord. 22 7. Adult neurons rely heavily on glucose, the only nutrient that crosses the blood–brain barrier in large quantities. They need thiamine (vitamin B1) to use glucose. 23 Copyright 2016 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part.
Copyright 2016 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s). Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience. Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions require it. © Argosy Publishing Inc. neuron inside the membrane has a slightly negative electrical potential with respect to the outside, mainly because of negatively charged proteins inside the cell.
A possible role in information processing is less certain. According to a popular hypothesis known as the tripartite synapse, the tip of an axon releases chemicals that cause the neighboring astrocyte to release chemicals of its own, thus magnifying or modifying the message to the next neuron (Ben Achour & Pascual, 2012). However, the evidence for this idea is based on some uncertain assumptions, and it remains controversial (Nedergaard & Verkhatsky, 2012). Tiny cells called microglia act as part of the immune system, removing waste material, viruses, and fungi from the brain.
Biological Psychology (12th Edition) by James W. Kalat