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    1. Neuroscience

    Long-term potentiation is independent of the C-tail of the GluA1 AMPA receptor subunit

    Javier Díaz-Alonso et al.
    Despite being the key element of the classic model for excitatory synaptic plasticity, the cytoplasmic AMPA receptor C-tail is not required for hippocampal LTP.
    1. Neuroscience

    Structural plasticity of dendritic secretory compartments during LTP-induced synaptogenesis

    Yelena D Kulik et al.
    The secretory and recycling components of neuronal dendrites, smooth endoplasmic reticulum and endosomes, were discovered to support synaptogenesis underlying a cellular mechanism of learning and memory in the developing brain.
    1. Neuroscience

    CCR5 is a suppressor for cortical plasticity and hippocampal learning and memory

    Miou Zhou et al.
    Repression of the G protein-coupled chemokine receptor CCR5 enhances MAPK/CREB signaling, long-term potentiation, somatosensory cortical plasticity, and learning and memory, while CCR5 over-activation by viral proteins may contribute to HIV-associated cognitive deficits.
    1. Neuroscience

    One bout of neonatal inflammation impairs adult respiratory motor plasticity in male and female rats

    Austin D Hocker et al.
    A single neonatal inflammatory event induces long-term impairments in two forms of adult respiratory motor plasticity, an important aspect of the control of breathing for compensation after injury or disease.
    1. Neuroscience

    Recurrent network model for learning goal-directed sequences through reverse replay

    Tatsuya Haga, Tomoki Fukai
    The combination of short-term and long-term plasticity enables hippocampus to learn goal-directed paths through replay in a reversed order.
    1. Neuroscience

    Loss of Cdc42 leads to defects in synaptic plasticity and remote memory recall

    Il Hwan Kim et al.
    Conditional knockout of the small GTPase Cdc42 in excitatory neurons of the mouse forebrain leads to impaired long-term synaptic plasticity and impaired retrieval of remote memory.
    1. Neuroscience

    Computer assisted detection of axonal bouton structural plasticity in in vivo time-lapse images

    Rohan Gala et al.
    BoutonAnalyzer software makes it possible to detect axonal boutons and measure their structural plasticity in long-term in vivo imaging experiments.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Adaptation: Evolution of island lizards remains a mystery

    Kathryn D Kavanagh
    Lizards that live in the Greater Antilles exploit a large range of skeletal variations to adapt to similar habitats, in defiance of the theory of plasticity-led evolution.
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