Role for purinergic receptors in memory processing in young chicks

Catherine Cronin, Thomas M Edwards, Marie E Gibbs

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The current study used a single trial bead discrimination task for the young chick to ascertain if inhibitors of P2 purinergic receptors would impair memory retention. Suramin and PPADS provided similar retention profiles. Loss of memory retention was evident by 60 min post-training. Both drugs caused persistent memory loss which was still evident 24h post-training. These findings suggest that P2 receptors have a role in memory processing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417 - 420
Number of pages4
JournalBehavioural Brain Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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