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Protein Kinase M and LTP

My previous blog post was also about LTP: long-term potentiation of synapses. Here, the topic is what has been called late-LTP (L-LTP), a strengthening of synapses that can last for months in the hippocampus of laboratory animals. Molecular and cellular … Continue reading

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Presynaptic Endocannabinoid-initiated LTP

“LTP” is long-term potentiation, a type of synaptic plasticity found in the hippocampus that is involved in episodic memory storage. A recent research article reports on the mechanism by which endocannabinoid signaling affects the induction of hippocampal long-term potentiation (LTP). … Continue reading

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Circadian Pacemaker

In my previous blog post, I mentioned that the GHSR1 ghrelin receptor has a high level of activity independent of ghrelin binding.  Recently, an “orphan” G Protein-coupled Receptor (GPCR) (Gpr176) has been implicated in the function of the circadian pacemaker of … Continue reading

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Ghrelin

Ghrelin is a vertebrate peptide hormone that has been most heavily studied for its role as a signalling molecule that is made in the gastrointestinal tract and which can modulate the behavior of ghrelin receptors on neurons, both in the … Continue reading

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Prezi presentation software

Is Prezi more useful than PowerPoint? Testing Prezi on Prezi

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Gas Channels

The previous blog post was about ammonia channels. Ammonia is a gas, and we can ask: under what conditions do cells use gas-conducting channels? When ammonia (NH3) dissolves in water it is usually converted to ammonium ion (NH4+). However, our … Continue reading

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