You Must Remember This
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Sun Oct 21 19:33:02 EST 2001
"Bob" <bbruner at uclink4.berkeley.edu> skrev i melding
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> On Mon, 15 Oct 2001 01:56:23 +1000, Michael Jameson
> <m.jameson at hunterlink.net.au> wrote:
> >The paper that is the main focus of the article is "DNA recombination as
> >a possible mechanism in declarative memory" by Sandra Pena de Ortiz and
> >Yuri Arshavsky, Journal of Neuroscience Research, vol 63, p 72 (2001).
> Ok, I have looked at that paper. It is rather vague, but intriguing.
> Those who want to consider the questions the poster raised should read
> The basic idea they suggest is that memory storage may involve somatic
> recombination, as with immunoglobulin genes. They provide evidence,
> both from the known literature and from their new work, that somatic
> recombination is "possible" or even "likely" in the nervous system.
> The proposal does lead to some predictions that are presumably open to
> testing, so it does seem like a constructive proposal. One could
> rephrase the proposal... what is the role of enzymes of somatic
> recombination in the nervous system?
> Some of the objections raised in this thread are irrelevant. For
> example, is reverse transcription (RT) a problem. No, nothing in
> their proposal requires RT (and if it did, I'm sure the cell could
> come up with some). Discussions of roles for junk DNA are essentially
> irrelevant, since there is no clear need for any particular amount of
Thank you Bob,
That cleared things somewhat.
So, basically the long term meories are stored as molecules in the cytoplasm
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