Navigation Links
So now here might come a memory molecule!!!

According to a recent study researchers might be able to isolates molecule that would be helpful and responsible for learning and memory.//

The revolutionary study has been done independently by teams from Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital Boston and they have identified a master protein that shows how neurons change as a result of individual experiences.

Science (Feb 17) features the two studies in which the teams have identified a central protein that regulates the growth and pruning of neurons throughout life in response to environmental stimuli. This protein, and the molecular pathway it guides, could help investigators understand the process of learning and memory.

The protein, myocyte enhancer factor 2 (MEF2), turns on and off genes that control dendritic remodeling. In addition, one of the teams has identified how MEF2 switches from one program to the other, that is, from dendrite-promoting to dendrite-pruning, and the researchers have identified some of MEF2's targets.

In the words of Azad Bonni, MD, PhD, HMS Associate Professor of Pathology, "Changes in the morphology of synapses could turn out to be very important in a whole host of diseases including neurodegenerative as well as psychiatric disorders." He has with colleagues, authored one of the papers.

The protein works by either activating or actively repressing target genes.

In fact, Greenberg is currently a member of a consortium that is trying to get at the molecular underpinnings of autism. "We think the MEF2 pathway may be central.” said Dr. Greenberg.

This research could pave a way for furthering studies in treatments for brain related disorders.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Suicide might be inherited
2. Cleanliness might lead to Asthma
3. Stroke risk might be linked to antibody
4. Change in walking might indicate Dementia
5. Drug might prevent Prostate Cancer Spread
6. Diet might just have an Effect on Breast Cancer
7. Chlorine might be a cause for Asthma
8. Pill might be able to reduce the damage loud noise does to your hearing
9. Drug might prevent Prostate Cancer Spread
10. Women might be at increased risk of HIV during pregnancy
11. Older generation might pose a threat to increase the NHS budget
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/24/2016)... ... ... In light of recent heavy flooding in Houston, Texas, Pelican Water Systems ... the Houston area. , Heavy floodwaters have led to destroyed waterways and flooded reservoirs. ... not even be aware of the contamination of their water supply and thus, may ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... Boston, MA (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2016 ... ... of Harvard Medical School, today announced a licensing relationship that will deliver a ... care. This relationship will put the medical knowledge and expertise of Harvard ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... The Dream Builders Project, ... and other necessities to Eunime Orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico on Saturday, May 21st. The ... at Peter Piper Pizza. , More than 15 volunteers traveled from Los Angeles ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... ... and safety labels , has been featured in the National Electrical ... The eiXtra e-newsletter provides electroindustry professionals with manufacturer, regulatory, and standardization news. The ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... Greenwich, Connecticut (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2016 ... ... of Lyme and tick-borne disease research and education, today announced that it has ... and CEO of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) in San ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/23/2016)... , May 23, 2016 ... Market Size, Share, Development, Growth and Demand Forecast ... Single and Other), by Application (Drug Discovery and ... End Users (Pharmaceuticals, Life Science and Biotechnology, Academic ... P&S Market Research, the global mass spectrometry ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... -- Gamida Cell, a leader in cellular ... orphan genetic diseases, announced today it has been awarded ... Israel Innovation Authority (formerly the Office of the Chief ... The mission of the Israel Innovation Authority is to ... and technology, while stimulating economic growth. The ...
(Date:5/20/2016)... , May 20, 2016 The ... investors believe that the industry is not far from ... today ActiveWallSt.com featured the following four equities: Anacor Pharmaceuticals ... ATHX ), Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ... INFI ). Sign up for your free trading ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: