Synapse Specificity and Long-Term Information Storage

  title={Synapse Specificity and Long-Term Information Storage},
  author={E. Schuman},
  • E. Schuman
  • Published 1997
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Neuron
  • Many studies have shown that long-term changes in synaptic transmission and behavior require gene transcription and mRNA translation. This review has highlighted several potential mechanisms by which a synapse or a group of synapses might selectively receive or stabilize the mRNA or protein products that result from long-term information storage. Any one or a combination of these mechanisms can account for synaptic changes that last for the lifetime of the newly synthesized proteins. And yet… CONTINUE READING
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