NMDA receptor enhancement

John johnhkm at netsprintXXXX.net.au
Wed Sep 8 23:40:49 EST 1999


http://www.nature.com/cgi-bin/wbsp-index.cgi?def=37cb6a03.def&deflist=3732a0
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Making a mightier mouse
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Mice engineered to produce more than the usual amount of part of a receptor
for a neurotransmitter called NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) in their
forebrains led to the enhanced activation of forebrain NMDA receptors
generally. As a consequence, the mice exhibited superior ability in learning
and memory in various tasks. According to the authors of a paper in this
week's Nature genetic enhancement of mental and cognitive attributes such as
intelligence and memory should be feasible.


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