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ERIC Number: EJ1018063
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1072-0502
Post-Retrieval Late Process Contributes to Persistence of Reactivated Fear Memory
Nakayama, Daisuke; Yamasaki, Yoshiko; Matsuki, Norio; Nomura, Hiroshi
Learning & Memory, v20 n6 p307-310 Jun 2013
Several studies have demonstrated the mechanisms involved in memory persistence after learning. However, little is known about memory persistence after retrieval. In this study, a protein synthesis inhibitor, anisomycin, was infused into the basolateral amygdala of mice 9.5 h after retrieval of contextual conditioned fear. Anisomycin attenuated fear memory after 7 d, but not after 2 d. In contrast, infusion of anisomycin 5- or 24-h post-retrieval was ineffective. These findings indicate that anisomycin attenuates the persistence of reactivated fear memory in a time-dependent manner. We propose that late protein synthesis is required for memory persistence after retrieval.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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