Mar 11, 2021

Key Genes in the Brain Involved in Encoding Memories Identified

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Summary: Study identified 300 “hub genes” that appear to control separate gene networks in brain tissue samples. The SAMD3 gene appears to be a master regulator to control the activity of many of the gene hubs and the genes the hubs control.

Source: UT Southwestern Medical Center.

UT Southwestern scientists have identified key genes involved in brain waves that are pivotal for encoding memories. The findings, published online this week in Nature Neuroscience, could eventually be used to develop novel therapies for people with memory loss disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

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