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In search of the memory molecule

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The protein PKM-ζ has been proposed to regulate the maintenance of memory in rodents, but this theory has been questioned. The finding that another isoform of the protein acts as a backup if PKM-ζ is lacking will influence this debate.

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Frankland, P., Josselyn, S. In search of the memory molecule. Nature 535, 41–42 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature18903

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