About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Protein Synthesis Regulatory Factor Caprin1 Essential for Long-term Memory

by Anjali Aryamvally on November 26, 2017 at 10:41 AM
Font : A-A+

Protein Synthesis Regulatory Factor Caprin1 Essential for Long-term Memory

The function of RNG105 (aka Caprin1) is essential for the formation of long-term memory, suggests a research team led by Associate Professor Nobuyuki Shiina of the National Institute for Basic Biology.

RNG105 is a factor involved in protein synthesis in the vicinity of synapses, which transmit information between neurons. Mice who have lost RNG105 in the cerebrum and hippocampus can form short-term memories of several minutes, but the research group has shown that long-term memory, developed over several days to one week, does not form in these mice. Also, when long-term memory is formed, it is important that the synaptic structure between neurons enlarges and new neural circuitry for memory is retained (called synaptic potentiation), in mice lacking RNG105 however the group found that synaptic potentiation is not sustained. They also found that RNG105-regulated protein synthesis is involved in the correct placement of AMPA receptors in synapses, which are known to be important for memory retention.

Advertisement


Dr. Shiina has said, "This new finding has advanced our understanding of long-term memory and paved the way for applied research towards improving long-term memory in human diseases." The results of this research were published in 'eLife' .



Source: Eurekalert
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Advertisement
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Effect of Blood Group Type on COVID-19 Risk and Severity
Woman with Rare Spinal Cord Defect from Birth Sues Doctor
Toothache
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Brain Exercises to Improve Memory Magical Millets for Your Health Diet and Nutrition Tips for Athletes Nutrition IQ Foods to Improve Memory Power Ways to Improve your Intelligence Quotient (IQ) Quick and Easy Ways to Memorize Things 7 Ways How Writing by Hand Improves Brain Power 

Recommended Reading
Dopamine Improves Long Term Memory
Dopamine - the feel good hormone boosts long term memory, say scientists....
Brain Structure - Key to Long Term Memory
How those moments of sudden insights or the 'Aha' moments tend to stick in our memory?...
How Do Short-term Memories Become Long-term Memories?
Most memories last for few seconds and some last a lifetime. Researchers found that the reason ......
Long-term Memory is Not Stored at the Synapses
Researchers at ULCA have found that lost memories can be restored offering some hope for patients .....
7 Ways How Writing by Hand Improves Brain Power
Do you want to sharpen the way your brain works? Try writing by hand to sharpen your mind and increa...
Brain Exercises to Improve Memory
An active brain can certainly help in improving memory by strengthening the connections between neur...
Diet and Nutrition Tips for Athletes
Athletes can be physically fit by consuming a well balanced nutritious diet, which keeps them mental...
Foods to Improve Memory Power
Eating healthy nutritious foods can help improve memory power and prevent brain-related illness. Eat...
Magical Millets for Your Health
Millets are far more nutrient dense than wheat and rice. They are inexpensive and tasty too. Nutriti...
Quick and Easy Ways to Memorize Things
You can train your brain to memorize things faster. If you’re thinking about how to train the brain,...
Ways to Improve your Intelligence Quotient (IQ)
Intelligence quotient (IQ) is a psychological measure of human intelligence. Regular physical and me...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use