A protein that regulates memory-related neuron formation is been identified

  The picture shows cultured neurons prepared from brains of control mice (left) and mice in which the Nek7 gene is knocked out. The dendrites are overall shorter and less branched in NEK7 knockout neurons.

The picture shows cultured neurons prepared from brains of control mice (left) and mice in which the Nek7 gene is knocked out. The dendrites are overall shorter and less branched in NEK7 knockout neurons.


El Correo Gallego, La Sexta, ABC and Diari de Girona, among other media, published an article about IRB Barcelona’s research, led by Jens Lüders’ Lab, which identifies NEK7 as a relevant protein for the correct formation of neurons in the hippocampus, a region of the brain associated with memory.

Link to La Sexta

Link to ABC