19 June 2012
Venue: Room 501.505, Level 5, Building 501, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Grafton Campus
Contact info: Robyn McDonald
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Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology seminar by Dr Helen Fitzsimons, Institute of Molecular BioSciences, Massey University.
An increasing body of research suggests that acetylation of specific histone residues regulates the formation of long-term memories. Moreover, dysregulation of histone acetylation has been observed in cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. I will present recent data that demonstrate a critical role for the histone deacetylase Rpd3 (human HDAC1/2) in formation of long-term courtship memory in Drosophila.