Memory’s Molecular Processes

A new study has explained a previous paradox in the molecular processes of memory formation.

Neuron with Connecting Synapses

Neuron with Connecting Synapses

Scientists had noticed the puzzling phenomenon that the formation of new memories was accompanied by protein degradation as well as protein synthesis at the brain’s synapses. A new study shows that the degradation of one set of protein molecules provides the RNA necessary to create the new proteins and solidify the memory being formed.

Published in Neuron and reported by the BBC –

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