Navigation Links
A protein reinforces memory and prevents forgetfulness
Date:2/2/2011

This release is available in Spanish.

An international research study has shown that, in animal models, Type 2 insulin growth factor reinforces memory and prevents forgetfulness.

The results of the work, developed at the Mount Sinai Hospital Medical School in New York, in which Ana Garca-Osta, researcher at the Centro de Investigacin Mdica Aplicada (CIMA) of the University of Navarra took part, was published in the latest issue of Nature.

The article describes the role played by IGF-II in the processes of consolidation of long-term memory. "Through microarray studies (gene identification) we see that the gene that codes this protein increases in the brain of rats exposed to a learning session. On administering IGF-II locally into the hypocampus (the part of the brain where memory is acquired and consolidated) of these animals, we observe that the animal undergoes reinforcement of memory and prevention of forgetfulness", explained the CIMA researcher.

Also, the blocking of the expression of the hypocampus IGF-II gene impedes the formation of new memories, showing that that it is an essential molecule for memory to form and be consolidated. "We believe that the IGF-II could be a new target for the design of therapies which enhance the cognitive function".

After obtaining these results, Dr. Ana Garca-Osta has been working at CIMA on a research project to see if the administration of IGF-II is capable of reducing dementia in an animal model with Alzheimer's disease.


'/>"/>

Contact: Irati Kortabitarte
i.kortabitarte@elhuyar.com
34-943-363-040
Elhuyar Fundazioa
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Pitt team grows arteries with most elastic protein reported, big step for living vascular grafts
2. Scientists link protein to the insulation of the nervous systems wiring
3. New method for rapidly producing protein-polymers
4. New study shows soy protein lowers non-HDL cholesterol significantly more than milk protein
5. New method takes snapshots of proteins as they fold
6. Mayo researchers describe measles viral protein movement
7. Princeton scientists construct synthetic proteins that sustain life
8. Scripps Research chemist devises new method to quantify protein changes
9. Eating low-fat, thanks to lupin proteins
10. Heat shock protein drives yeast evolution
11. Scripps Research scientist uncovers switch controlling protein production
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/11/2017)... PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. , April 11, ... biometric identity management and secure authentication solutions, today ... million contract by Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity ... technologies for IARPA,s Thor program. "Innovation ... the onset and IARPA,s Thor program will allow ...
(Date:4/11/2017)... , April 11, 2017 No ... but researchers at the New York University Tandon ... of Engineering have found that partial similarities between ... systems used in mobile phones and other electronic ... The vulnerability lies in the fact ...
(Date:4/6/2017)... Forecasts by Product Type (EAC), ... End-Use (Transportation & Logistics, Government & Public Sector, Utilities ... Generation Facility, Nuclear Power), Industrial, Retail, Business Organisation (BFSI), ... you looking for a definitive report on the $27.9bn ... ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:4/26/2017)... ... 26, 2017 , ... WonderWorks, Myrtle Beach’s science focused amusement ... of deep space exploration and inspire space enthusiasts. The exhibit features interactive exhibits ... guest appearance by former Shuttle Astronaut Don Thomas. , The intergalactic weekend kicks ...
(Date:4/26/2017)... ... April 26, 2017 , ... ... its new Bioflash MailGuardtm mail security screening solution at the National Postal Forum ... MailGuard system provides a fast, highly accurate, easy to use and low cost ...
(Date:4/26/2017)... , April 26, 2017  Genisphere LLC, provider ... has signed a collaborative and sponsored research agreement ... Silvia Muro . The overall goal of the ... of various 3DNA designs and formulations after ... diseases of the vasculature as well as inflammatory ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... Diego, CA (PRWEB) , ... April 25, 2017 ... ... division of L3 Healthcare, is pleased to announce the company is now a ... management. The iMedNet software certification enables the company’s clinical research team to ...
Breaking Biology Technology: