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ERIC Number: EJ1156167
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1072-0502
Histone Deacetylase Inhibition Induces Odor Preference Memory Extension and Maintains Enhanced AMPA Receptor Expression in the Rat Pup Model
Bhattacharya, Sriya; Mukherjee, Bandhan; Doré, Jules J. E.; Yuan, Qi; Harley, Carolyn W.; McLean, John H.
Learning & Memory, v24 n10 p543-551 Oct 2017
Histone deacetylase (HDAC) plays a role in synaptic plasticity and long-term memory formation. We hypothesized that trichostatin-A (TSA), an HDAC inhibitor, would promote long-term odor preference memory and maintain enhanced GluA1 receptor levels that have been hypothesized to support memory. We used an early odor preference learning model in neonate rat pups that normally produces only 24-h memory to test behavior and examine receptor protein expression. Our behavioral studies showed that intrabulbar infusion of TSA, prior to pairing of the conditioned stimulus (peppermint odor) with the unconditioned stimulus (tactile stimulation), prolonged 24-h odor preference memory for at least 9 d. The prolonged odor preference memory was selective for the paired odor and was also observed using a specific HDAC6 inhibitor, tubacin, supporting a role for histone acetylation in associative memory. Immunoblot analysis showed that GluA1 receptor membrane expression in the olfactory bulbs of the TSA-treated group was significantly increased at 48 h unlike control rats without TSA. Immunohistochemistry revealed significant increase of GluA1 expression in olfactory bulb glomeruli 5 d after training. These results extend previous evidence for a close relationship between enhanced GluA1 receptor membrane expression and memory expression. Together, these findings provide a new single-trial appetitive model for understanding the support and maintenance of memories of varying duration.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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