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ERIC Number: EJ1020975
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1072-0502
Deletion of PTEN Produces Deficits in Conditioned Fear and Increases Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein
Lugo, Joaquin N.; Smith, Gregory D.; Morrison, Jessica B.; White, Jessika
Learning & Memory, v20 n12 p670-673 Dec 2013
The phosphatase and tensin homolog detected on chromosome 10 (PTEN) gene product modulates activation of the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/AKT pathway. The PI3K pathway has been found to be involved in the regulation of the fragile X mental retardation protein, which is important for long-term depression and in the formation of new memories. We used delayed fear conditioning and trace fear conditioning to determine learning and memory deficits in neuron subset-specific Pten (NS-Pten) conditional knockout (KO) mice. We found that NS-Pten KO mice had deficits in contextual learning and trace conditioning, but did not have deficits in the ability to learn a conditioned stimulus. Furthermore, we found increased levels in the total and phosphorylated forms of the fragile X mental retardation protein (FMRP) in the hippocampus of NS-Pten KO mice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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