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Molecules of memory

Series Editors: Tim Bliss, Graham Collingridge

Molecular Brain has published a series of reviews covering the molecular aspects of synaptic plasticity. This series opens with a broad, historical overview by Eric Kandel, followed by a range of reviews from eminent experts in the field

This collection of articles has not been sponsored and articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer-review process. The Series Editors declare no competing interests.

  1. Loss of the translational repressor FMRP causes Fragile X syndrome. In healthy neurons, FMRP modulates the local translation of numerous synaptic proteins. Synthesis of these proteins is required for the maint...

    Authors: Michael S Sidorov, Benjamin D Auerbach and Mark F Bear
    Citation: Molecular Brain 2013 6:15
  2. CaMKII is a major synaptic protein that is activated during the induction of long-term potentiation (LTP) by the Ca2+ influx through NMDARs. This activation is required for LTP induction, but the role of the kina...

    Authors: Magdalena Sanhueza and John Lisman
    Citation: Molecular Brain 2013 6:10
  3. Memories are stored within neuronal ensembles in the brain. Modern genetic techniques can be used to not only visualize specific neuronal ensembles that encode memories (e.g., fear, craving) but also to select...

    Authors: Masanori Sakaguchi and Yasunori Hayashi
    Citation: Molecular Brain 2012 5:32
  4. Caspases are a family of cysteine proteases that play key roles in programmed cell death (apoptosis). Mounting evidence in recent years shows that caspases also have important non-apoptotic functions in multip...

    Authors: Zheng Li and Morgan Sheng
    Citation: Molecular Brain 2012 5:15