Virtual Conference
Neuroscience conference 2022

Daniel Arturo Martínez Piña

Instituto Nacional de Neurología y Neurocirugía, Mexico

Title: Updates on mechanisms of protection and neuronal damage of the neuroglycopenia

Abstract

Glucose provides the necessary energy to cover the physiological functions in the organism. In brain, the main energy supply is through the generation of adenosine triphosphate, with oxygen and glucose being the main components involved. The imbalance in glucose levels in the central nervous system produces substantial changes in metabolism. Hypoglycemia, described as the decreased blood glucose levels below 50 mg/dl, is accompanied by decreased performance of cognitive tasks such as verbal fluency, reaction time, arithmetic ability, verbal memory and visual, excitotoxicity, oxidative stress, neuroinflammation and apoptosis. However, some protective mechanisms in glucose metabolism must be considered in order to obtain the best treatments for different pathologies associated to hypoglycemia.

Biography

General physician and research at the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery. Expertise on Biostatistics and Neurology. Have several international and national publications, several book chapters and national collaborations. In the actually, is a second degree resident in neurology.