Astrocytic β2-adrenergic receptors mediate hippocampal long-term memory consolidation.

@article{Gao2016AstrocyticR,
  title={Astrocytic β2-adrenergic receptors mediate hippocampal long-term memory consolidation.},
  author={Virginia Gao and Akinobu Suzuki and Pierre J. Magistretti and Sylvain Lengacher and Gabriella Pollonini and Michael Q. Steinman and Cristina M Alberini},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2016},
  volume={113 30},
  pages={8526-31}
}
Emotionally relevant experiences form strong and long-lasting memories by critically engaging the stress hormone/neurotransmitter noradrenaline, which mediates and modulates the consolidation of these memories. Noradrenaline acts through adrenergic receptors (ARs), of which β2-adrenergic receptors (βARs) are of particular importance. The differential… CONTINUE READING