|MadSci Network: Neuroscience|
I am looking for some values describing the amount of oxygen for a single neuron. I still run in problems to convert the blood oxygen level into the real oxygen level necessary for the survival of a single neuron. Actually I could find only very few data about the oxygen level in brain tissues, which might be around 40 mmHg, if this is true. The problem is, that the oxygen should diffuse from the blood vessel to the neurons, sometimes at a distance as long as 400 Ám. So it is difficult to estimate. Moreover I have problems to convert the partial pressure (mmHg) of oxygen into mg/L. I would be really happy if somebody can provide me some data of the required oxygen level in mg/L or PO2 or at least send some reference where to check. With my best regards Tom
Re: Oxygen level required for a single cell (neuron)
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