August 27, 2014
University of Warwick scientists, also releasing new work in a Nature Communications article, reveal that the absence of the MK2/3 protein could be related to adverse physiological changes to nervous system cells. The absence of this protein is also thought to be connected to dementia and difficulty forming new memories. The scientists discovered that postsynaptic neurons lacking MK2/3 were structurally different than neurons containing the protein. Further MK2/3 study and research, therefore, could provide new insight into the onset of dementia and potentially lead to new ways of improving brain function and memory.