ERIC Number: EJ797331
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
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Training with Inedible Food in "Aplysia" Causes Expression of C/EBP in the Buccal but Not Cerebral Ganglion
Levitan, David; Lyons, Lisa C.; Perelman, Alexander; Green, Charity L.; Motro, Benny; Eskin, Arnold; Susswein, Abraham J.
Learning & Memory, v15 n6 p412-416 Jun 2008
Training with inedible food in "Aplysia" increased expression of the transcription factor C/EBP in the buccal ganglia, which primarily have a motor function, but not in the cerebral or pleural ganglia. C/EBP mRNA increased immediately after training, as well as 1-2 h later. The increased expression of C/EBP protein lagged the increase in mRNA. Stimulating the lips and inducing feeding responses do not lead to long-term memory and did not cause increased C/EBP expression. Blocking polyADP-ribosylation, a process necessary for long-term memory after training, did not affect the increased C/EBP mRNA expression in the buccal ganglia.
Descriptors: Long Term Memory, Eating Habits, Stimuli, Neurological Organization, Training, Molecular Biology, Animals, Rewards, Comparative Analysis
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