Memory and DNA
reeben at operoni.helsinki.fi
Wed Apr 26 07:45:50 EST 1995
In article <3nkhmb$l11 at newsbf02.news.aol.com> bierme2 at aol.com (Bierme2) writes:
>From: bierme2 at aol.com (Bierme2)
>Subject: Memory and DNA
>Date: 26 Apr 1995 00:20:27 -0400
>I have a question about dna and memory. I am not a doctor so my knowledge
>is exceptionally limited. I have asked several individuals if they have
>ever heard of research being done in this area and no one has thus far.
>I would appreciate it if somebody out there knows if there is any research
>being done in this area and if there is documentation. I have an armchair
>theory that I wish to try to do some research to prove or disporve my
>theory, and maybe get an article or paper out of it. Please repond either
>here or email me "BIERME2 at aol.com". Thank you for any information.....
In what sense you are interested in memory and DNA ? If you are interested
in genes regulated by neuronal activity, there are around 500-1000 of them
and a lot of work done on them. You could see not very update review by
Armstrong and Montminy "Transsynaptic control of gene expression" in Annual
Rev. Neurosci. Vol. 16, 1993 pp. 17-30.
If you keep in mind that memories "are written" to DNA, then this idea
according to ruling paradigma, which I support, is rubbish. But there are
some Italian works proving DNA synthesis in brain in connection with memory.
Do not remember now exact references. However, these works are not very
convincing, inclusion of dNTPs could be result of apoptosis, probably sth.
With best regards,
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