Volume 86 Issue 6 | p. 46 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 11, 2008

Protein-Dependent Memory Modification

Department: Science & Technology

Protein synthesis in neurons in the brain is critical for stabilizing a recalled memory and storing it away again. On the other hand, protein degradation is required to modify a recalled memory based on new experiences, according to a study by Bong-Kiun Kaang and colleagues at Seoul National University, in South Korea (Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.1150541). The researchers worked with mice trained to fear a particular location in the lab. Returning the mice to that . . .

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