PubMed 25513972

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Automatically associated channels: TRP , TRPC , TRPC3

Title: TRPC3 channels critically regulate hippocampal excitability and contextual fear memory.

Authors: Sarah M Neuner, Lynda A Wilmott, Kevin A Hope, Brian Hoffmann, Jayhong A Chong, Joel Abramowitz, Lutz Birnbaumer, Kristen M O'Connell, Andrew K Tryba, Andrew S Greene, C Savio Chan, Catherine C Kaczorowski

Journal, date & volume: Behav. Brain Res., 2015 Mar 15 , 281, 69-77

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Memory formation requires de novo protein synthesis, and memory disorders may result from misregulated synthesis of critical proteins that remain largely unidentified. Plasma membrane ion channels and receptors are likely candidates given their role in regulating neuron excitability, a candidate memory mechanism. Here we conduct targeted molecular monitoring and quantitation of hippocampal plasma membrane proteins from mice with intact or impaired contextual fear memory to identify putative candidates. Here we report contextual fear memory deficits correspond to increased Trpc3 gene and protein expression, and demonstrate TRPC3 regulates hippocampal neuron excitability associated with memory function. These data provide a mechanistic explanation for enhanced contextual fear memory reported herein following knockdown of TRPC3 in hippocampus. Collectively, TRPC3 modulates memory and may be a feasible target to enhance memory and treat memory disorders.