Resolution:
## Figure 5.
Rate of glucose oxidation in neurons as a function of the Glu/Gln cycle. The curves represent conditional averages, computed over solutions characterized respectively
by V_{cyc} ≥ 0 and V_{cyc} > 0. The dashed lines identify the awake resting state (OGI = 5.5), corresponding
to the group of solutions (V_{cyc} ≥ 0 and V_{cyc} > 0) plotted with the same color. For the condition V_{cyc} > 0, and possibly also for the condition V_{cyc} ≥ 0, the awake rest roughly corresponds to a change of the line slope. Thus, the
transition from low to high activity is accompanied by a decreased energy consumption
relative to what would be extrapolated at low activity levels. In particular, the
slopes of the two curves at low V_{cyc} values are roughly 0.52 and 0.73 (for the groups V_{cyc} ≥ 0 and V_{cyc} > 0, respectively) and decrease to roughly 0.28 and 0.33 at high V_{cyc} values, suggesting a lack of energy demand at high activity (see text).
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