A Prion-Mediated Mechanism for Memory Proposed in Drosophila

Li, W., Dubnau, J. (October 2012) A Prion-Mediated Mechanism for Memory Proposed in Drosophila. Neuron, 76 (2). pp. 260-262. ISSN 0896-6273

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23083729
DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2012.10.001


Memories are remarkably persistent, but rely on transient signaling. The prion-like properties of CPEB suggested a solution to this problem. The paper by Krüttner et al. (2012) in this issue of Neuron demonstrates that the prion-like domain of Drosophila CPEB functions independently of its RNA-binding domain for memory.

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: organism description > animal > insect > Drosophila
organism description > animal behavior
organism description > animal > insect
organism description > animal behavior > memory
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Communities: CSHL labs > Dubnau lab
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: 18 October 2012
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2013 17:34
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2015 18:26
PMCID: PMC3488862
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URI: https://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/26992

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