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Protein Believed To Control Formation Of Memory Identified By Scripps, UCSD Scientists



10/19/2005 5:08:50 PM

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine have demonstrated that the action of a protein called CBP is essential for the stabilization of long-term memory, a discovery that may help children with a rare but debilitating developmental disorder. They found that when the functions of normal CBP is suppressed in adult rodents, the animals had trouble forming long-term memories, suggesting that CBP is required for the formation of long-term memory and that defects in CBP are involved in cognitive dysfunction. Furthermore, the scientists found that they were able to correct this defect by administering a drug that restored CBP's function.

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