Molecular Mechanisms for Learning and Memory: What Happens at the Synapses?

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The synapse is a structure connecting neurons in the brain, which is crucial for learning and memory. Accumulating evidence suggests that synapses continuously change in function and structure in response to learning and memory. Especially, in the cerebellum, which underlies motor learning and memory, synapses are highly dynamic throughout life. Recently, various types of molecules involving synapse integrity, learning and memory, such as δ-type glutamate receptors (GluD receptors) and C1q-family proteins, have been identified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)677-687
Number of pages11
JournalBrain and nerve = Shinkei kenkyu no shinpo
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jul 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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