UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Publication Date

2005-01-20

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Animals; Brain; Brain Chemistry; Chromosome Mapping; Gene Expression Profiling; Gene Expression Regulation; Learning; Memory; Mice; Molecular Biology; Nerve Tissue Proteins; Synaptic Transmission

Disciplines

Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences

Abstract

In this minireview, we discuss different strategies to dissect genetically the keystones of learning and memory. First, we broadly sketch the neurogenetic analysis of complex traits in mice. We then discuss two general strategies to find genes affecting learning and memory: candidate gene studies and whole genome searches. Next, we briefly review more recently developed techniques, such as microarrays and RNA interference. In addition, we focus on gene-environment interactions and endophenotypes. All sections are illustrated with examples from the learning and memory field, including a table summarizing the latest information about genes that have been shown to have effects on learning and memory.

Source

Neural Plast. 2004;11(3-4):217-40.

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Neural plasticity

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

15656270

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