Mar 19, 2011

Enzyme enhances, erases long-term memories in rats; Can restore even old, fading memories, say scientists

ScienceDaily (2011-03-07) -- Even long after it is formed, a memory in rats can be enhanced or erased by increasing or decreasing the activity of a brain enzyme. For the first time, a study in behaving animals with functioning brains has found that a single molecule, PKMzeta, is both necessary and sufficient for maintaining long-term memory.

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