Topic Completed: 1 October 2013

Revised: 25 February 2020

Copyright: 2003-2015,, Inc.

PubMed Search: GLUT1[title]

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Definition / general
  • Facilitative glucose transporter; activated by hypoxia-sensing cellular pathways; may sustain cellular metabolism via glycolysis when hypoxia is present
Positive staining - normal
  • Red blood cells, blood-brain barrier, perineurium
Positive staining - disease
Negative staining
  • Benign epithelium
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