Image of the Day: Memory Maker

The enzyme acetyl-CoA synthetase 2 turns on memory-building genes within the nuclei of hippocampal neurons. 

Jun 2, 2017
The Scientist Staff

 

Fluorescently stained hippocampal neurons in culture, with acetyl-CoA synthetase 2 stained pink and localized to nuclei, stained blue

PHILIPP MEWS, PERELMAN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

      See P. Mews et al., “Acetyl-CoA synthetase regulates histone acetylation and hippocampal memory,” Nature, doi:10.1038/nature22405, 2017.