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Apr 17, 2021

Neural Plasticity Depends On This Long Noncoding RNA’s Journey From Nucleus to Synapse

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Summary: Study sheds new light on the role noncoded RNAs play at the synapse.

Source: Scripps Research Institute.

Making memories involves more than seeing friends or taking photos. The brain constantly adapts to new information and stores memories by building connections among neurons, called synapses. How neurons do this–reaching out arm-like dendrites to communicate with other neurons–requires a ballet of genes, signaling molecules, cellular scaffolding and protein-building machinery.

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