This protein lets ‘threads’ build memories

Every time you make a memory, somewhere in your brain a tiny filament reaches out from one neuron and forms an electrochemical connection to a neighboring neuron.

The filaments that make these new connections are called dendritic spines and, in a series of experiments described in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, a team of researchers reports that a specific signaling protein, Asef2, a member of a family of proteins that regulate cell migration and adhesion, plays a critical role in spine formation.

This is significant because Asef2 has been linked to autism and the co-occurrence of alcohol dependency and depression.

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The National Institutes of Health and National Center for Research Resources supported the work.

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