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Found a protein that can “erase” memories

Найден белок, способный «стереть» воспоминания This could be a breakthrough in the treatment of people with memory impairment.

To create new memories, one needs to forget. Experts from research and the SCRIPPS research Institute have discovered a protein Scribble, forcing us to do it. According to the researchers, brings together the Scribble protein Rac1 and the dopamine path to the system remove information from the brain.

In addition, Scribble interacted with other molecules that play an important role in the process of forgetting. Scientists conducted a study on Drosophila. Flies that have reduced the level of Scribble, remembered twice more flies with normal levels of protein. Experts believe that everything is about the same. The researchers hope that their discovery will help people with memory disorders.

By the way, according to scientists from the University of Edinburgh, the memories we have stored due to signal activity occurring between brain cells, and specific AMPA-receptors. The more of these receptors on the surface, where connections are formed between brain cells, the better the memory. After a while, if the memory POPs up in my mind, the number of AMPA receptors is reduced, and the memory gradually blurred.

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