Protein Synthesis and Long‐term Synaptic Plasticity

Abstract

Long term synaptic plasticity is a sustained alteration in the activity of a nerve cell. This change is produced by receptor mediated induction of gene expression which results in the synthesis of new protein, both in the neuron’s cell body and at its terminals.

Keywords: consolidation; anisomycin; puromycin; transcription factors; learning and memory; translational control

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Schwartz, James H(Apr 2001) Protein Synthesis and Long‐term Synaptic Plasticity. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0000051]