Stéphanie Trouche

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The dentate gyrus (DG), a hippocampal subregion, continuously produces new neurons in the adult mammalian brain that become functionally integrated into existing neural circuits. To what extent this form of plasticity contributes to memory functions remains to be elucidated. Using mapping of activity-dependent gene expression, we visualized in mice injected(More)
New granule cells are continuously generated throughout adulthood in the mammalian hippocampus. These newly generated neurons become functionally integrated into existing hippocampal neuronal networks, such as those that support retrieval of remote spatial memory. Here, we sought to examine whether the contribution of newly born neurons depends on the type(More)
It is now widely accepted that new neurons continue to be added to the brain throughout life including during normal aging. The finding of adult neurogenesis in the hippocampus, a structure involved in the processing of memories, has favored the idea that newborn neurons might subserve cognitive functions. Recent work on human post-mortem tissues and mice(More)
Levels of educational and occupational attainment, as components of cognitive reserve, may modify the relationship between the pathological hallmarks and cognition in Alzheimer's disease (AD). We examined whether exposure of a Tg2576 transgenic mouse model of AD to environmental enrichment (EE) at a specific period during the amyloidogenic process favored(More)
The dentate gyrus of the hippocampus plays a pivotal role in pattern separation, a process required for the behavioral task of contextual discrimination. One unique feature of the dentate gyrus that contributes to pattern separation is adult neurogenesis, where newly born neurons play a distinct role in neuronal circuitry. Moreover,the function of(More)
Hippocampal adult neurogenesis contributes to key functions of the dentate gyrus (DG), including contextual discrimination. This is due, at least in part, to the unique form of plasticity that new neurons display at a specific stage of their development when compared with the surrounding principal neurons. In addition, the contribution that newborn neurons(More)
The neural cell adhesion molecule NCAM and its association with the polysialic acid (PSA) are believed to contribute to brain structural plasticity that underlies memory formation. Indeed, the attachment of long chains of PSA to the glycoprotein NCAM down-regulates its adhesive properties by altering cell–cell interactions. In the brain, the biosynthesis of(More)
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