Memory consolidation in day-old chicks requires BDNF but not NGF or NT-3; an antisense study.

@article{Johnston2001MemoryCI,
  title={Memory consolidation in day-old chicks requires BDNF but not NGF or NT-3; an antisense study.},
  author={Amy N B Johnston and Steven P. R. Rose},
  journal={Brain research. Molecular brain research},
  year={2001},
  volume={88 1-2},
  pages={26-36}
}
Neurotrophins have been implicated in memory consolidation and recall as well as in other forms of neural plasticity. This study examined the effects of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) and Neurotrophin-3 (NT-3) on consolidation of memory for a one-trial passive avoidance task in day-old chicks. In this task chicks, having pecked once at a bitter tasting bead, avoid a similar but dry bead subsequently. Intracerebral administration of antisense ODNs to BDNF 6… CONTINUE READING