The memory improvement is essential to increase QOL in people suffering from memory impairment. The authors revealed that hunger facilitates memory, and the underlying molecular mechanism using the fruit fly, Drosophila. This work may contribute the memory improvement in the future study.
JST PRESTO Research Area “Epigenetic control and biological functions”
Research Theme : “Study of epigenetics acting as a memory tag”
Published on 25 January 2013 in “Science”.
Yukinori Hirano, Tomoko Masuda, Shintaro Naganos, Motomi Matsuno, Kohei Ueno, Tomoyuki Miyashita, Junjiro Horiuchi, Minoru Saitoe
“Fasting Launches CRTC to Facilitate Long-Term Memory Formation in Drosophila”
Yukinori Hirano, Ph.D.
Researcher, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute for Neuroscience,
Life Science Group, Department of Innovation Research,
Japan Science and Technology Agency