Parallel processing of olfactory memories in Drosophila

Blum, A., Dubnau, J. T. (April 2010) Parallel processing of olfactory memories in Drosophila. Fly, 4 (2). pp. 163-166. ISSN 19336934

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One of the hallmarks of both memory and the underlying synaptic plasticity is that they each rely on short-lived and longer-lived forms. Short-lived memory is thought to rely on modification to existing proteins, whereas long-term memory requires induction of new gene expression. The most common view is that these two processes rely on signaling mechanisms within the same neurons. We recently demonstrated a dissection of the signaling requirements for short and long-lived memory into distinct sets of neurons. Using an aversive olfactory conditioning task in Drosophila, we found that cAMP signaling in different neuron cell types is sufficient to support short or long-term memory independently.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Camp Drosophila Learning Long-term memory Memory Mushroom bodies Rutabaga Short-term memory
Subjects: organism description > animal > insect > Drosophila
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Communities: CSHL labs > Dubnau lab
School of Biological Sciences > Publications
Depositing User: CSHL Librarian
Date: April 2010
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2011 15:44
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 19:00
PMCID: PMC2888992
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