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Neuron, Vol. 32, 557559, November 20, 2001, Copyright 2001 by Cell Press MinireviewWeaving the Molecular
 

Summary: Neuron, Vol. 32, 557559, November 20, 2001, Copyright 2001 by Cell Press
MinireviewWeaving the Molecular
and Cognitive Strands of Memory
strated the role of the transcription factors Zif 268 (Jones
et al., 2001) and C/EBP (Taubenfeld et al., 2001) in
long-term memory. Both of these transcription factors
Anna Matynia, Stephan G. Anagnostaras,
and Alcino J. Silva1
Departments of Neurobiology, Psychiatry,
are in part regulated by CREB, and they may be compo-Psychology and
nents of a transcriptional cascade that controls the for-Brain Research Institute
mation and stability of long-term memory. C/EBP, forUniversity of California, Los Angeles
example, was shown to be required for the initial consoli-Los Angeles, California 90095
dation of new memories in mammals (Taubenfeld et
al., 2001), and for the late phase of a protein-synthesis
dependent synaptic facilitation in Aplysia.Summary
The simpler nervous system and larger neurons of
Aplysia have facilitated cellular studies of mechanismsSeveral recent studies seamlessly blend cognitive,
underlying learning and memory. Pioneering electro-systems, and molecular neuroscience to unravel the
physiological studies in neurons mediating the siphontemporal organization of memory.

  

Source: Anagnostaras, Stephan - Neurosciences Program & Department of Psychology, University of California at San Diego
Silva, Alcino - Department of Neurobiology, University of California at Los Angeles

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine