Astrocyte-neuron lactate transport is required for long-term memory formation.

Suzuki A, Stern SA, Bozdagi O, Huntley GW, Walker RH, Magistretti PJ, Alberini CM
Cell. 2011 Mar 4; 144(5):810-23. PMID: 21376239. Abstract
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The astrocytes play an important role on long-term memory formation through lactate transport between astrocyte and neuron. Therefore , astrocyte-neuron metabolic mechanisms may be an promising biological indicators for AD and MCI.