2016.8.5
Neural circuit mechanism how petty experiences become long-term memories when surprising events happen.

Cellular tagging as a neural network mechanism for behavioral tagging.

Nomoto M., Ohkawa N., Nishizono H., Yokose J., Suzuki A., Matsuo M., Tsujimura S., Takahashi Y., Nagase M., Watabe A.M., Kato F., and Inokuchi K.

Nature Communications, 7: 12319.
doi:10.1038/ncomms12319 (2016)

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2015.4.3
Successful Generation of a Qualitatively New Memory by Artificial Associating Pre-Stored Information

Artificial Association of Pre-stored Information to Generate a Qualitatively New Memory.

Ohkawa N., Saitoh Y., Suzuki A., Tsujimura S., Murayama E., Kosugi S., Nishizono H., Matsuo M., Takahashi Y., Nagase M., Sugimura Y.K., Watabe A.M., Kato F., and Inokuchi K.

Cell Reports, Volume 11, Issue 2, p261-269, 14 April 2015.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.celrep.2015.03.017

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2010.3.23
Activin plays a key role in the maintenance of long-term memory and late-LTP

Ageta H., IkegamiS., Miura M., Masuda M., Migishima R., Hino T., Takashima N., Murayama A., Sugino H., Setou M., Kida S., Yokoyama M., Hasegawa Y., Tsuchida K., Aosaki T., and Inokuchi K. (2010) Activin plays a key role in the maintenance of long-term memory and late-LTP.


2009.11.13
Adult neurogenesis modulates the hippocampus-dependent period of associative fear memory

Kitamura T., Saitoh Y., Takashima N., Murayama A., Niibori Y., Ageta H., Sekiguchi M., Sugiyama H., & Inokuchi K. Adult neurogenesis modulates the hippocampus-dependent period of associative fear memory.


2009.5.15
Mechanisms underlying the formation of long-term memory
Synaptic tag hypothesis

Okada, D., Ozawa, F. & Inokuchi, K. Input-specific spine entry of soma-derived Vesl-1S protein conforms to synaptic tagging.


2003.5.23
Long-term memory and morphological plasticity

Fukazawa, Y., Saitoh, Y., Ozawa, F., Ohta, Y., Mizuno, K. & Inokuchi, K. Hippocampal LTP is accompanied by enhanced F-actin content within the dendritic spine that is essential for late LTP maintenance in vivo.