neural plasticity

Energy and neural plasticity

Summary: Food energy is required because proteins do not create themselves and virus-driven energy theft causes the degradation of messenger RNA in all living genera. See for comparison: Neural plasticity wanes with age, but increasing the protein Arc—abundant earlier in life—in the visual cortex of mice can fend off this decline. The restoration of neural plasticity requires the food energy-dependent pheromone-controlled de novo creation of genes. For example, see: Natural Selection on the Olfactory Receptor Gene Family in Humans and Chimpanzees Desperate…

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RNA methylation

This is a brief history of events that led me to found the domain with some follow-up on the latest news about cell type differentiation In 2012, I attended this minisymposium 006.Transcribing Memories: New Mechanisms of Activity-Regulated Gene Expression and Their Roles in Experience-Dependent Plasticity. Description: Activity-regulated gene transcription is essential for orchestrating the gene expression programs that drive experience-dependent plasticity of neural circuits. Recent studies have not only vastly expanded our understanding of the mechanisms that mediate activity-regulated…

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