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SUNY Downstate Researchers Find That Memory Storage Molecule Preserves Complex Memories
December 23, 2008
A molecule known to preserve memories--PKMzeta--specifically stores complex, high-quality memories that provide detailed information about an animal's location, fears and actions, but does not control the ability to process or express this information. This finding suggests that PKMzeta erasure that is designed to target specific debilitating memories could be effective against the offending memory while sparing the computational function of brain.
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
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