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Molecular Basis of Memory

This special volume of Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science provides a current overview of how memory is processed in the brain. A broad range of topics are presented by leaders in the field, ranging from brain circuitry to synaptic plasticity to the molecular machinery that contributes to the brain's ability to maintain information across time. Memory systems in the prefrontal cortex, hippocampus and amygdala are considered as well. In addition, the volume covers recent contributions to our understanding of memory from in vivo imaging, optogenetic, electrophysiological, biochemical and molecular biological studies.

Audience

Researchers, professors and graduate students in biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, and medicine.

Hardbound, 468 Pages

Published: February 2014

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-420170-5

Reviews

  • PRAISE FOR THE SERIES
    "Full of interest not only for the molecular biologist-for whom the numerous references will be invaluable-but will also appeal to a much wider circle of biologists, and in fact to all those who are concerned with the living cell."--BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL


Contents

    1. Memory Deficits in Aging and Neurological Diseases
      Zafar U. Khan, Elisa Martin-Montañez, Irene Navarro-Lobato and E. Chris Muly
    2. The “Memory Kinases”: Roles of PKC Isoforms in Signal Processing and Memory Formation
      Miao-Kun Sun and Daniel L. Alkon
    3. CaMKII: A Molecular Substrate for Synaptic Plasticity and Memory
      Brian C. Shonesy, Nidhi Jalan-Sakrikar, Victoria S. Cavener and Roger J. Colbran
    4. The Transcription Factor Zif268/Egr1, Brain Plasticity and Memory
      Alexandra Veyrac, Antoine Besnard, Jocelyne Caboche, Sabrina Davis and Serge Laroche
    5. Mechanisms of Translation Control Underlying Long-lasting Synaptic Plasticity and the Consolidation of Long-term Memory
      Emanuela Santini, Thu N. Huynh and Eric Klann
    6. BDNF - TrkB Receptor Regulation of Distributed Adult Neural Plasticity, Memory Formation, and Psychiatric Disorders
      Raül Andero, Dennis C. Choi and Kerry J. Ressler
    7. Mechanisms of Synaptic Plasticity and Recognition Memory in the Perirhinal Cortex
      Paul J. Banks, E. Clea Warburton, Malcolm W. Brown and Zafar I. Bashir
    8. Molecular Influences on Working Memory Circuits in Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex
      Amy F.T. Arnsten and Lu E. Jin
    9. Cost-Benefit Decision Circuitry: Proposed Modulatory Role for Acetylcholine
      Wambura C. Fobbs and Sheri J. Y. Mizumori
    10. Molecular Mechanisms of Threat Learning in the Lateral Nucleus of the Amygdala
      Robert M. Sears, Hillary C. Schiff and Joseph E. LeDoux
    11. Epigenetics of Memory and Plasticity
      Bisrat T. Woldemichael, Johannes Bohacek, Katharina Gapp and Isabelle M. Mansuy
    12. Deciphering Memory Function with Optogenetics
      Anna Beyeler, Christine A. Eckhardt and Kay M. Tye
    13. The Tagging and Capture Hypothesis from Synapse to Memory
      Haydée Viola, Fabricio Ballarini, María Cecilia Martínez and Diego Moncada

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