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Going retro: Ancient viral origins of cognition

  • Author(s): Campioni, MR
  • Finkbeiner, S
  • et al.
Abstract

© 2015 Elsevier Inc. In this issue of Neuron, Zhang etal. (2015) provide the first crystal structure of a domain Arc. These results confirm prior computational approaches that suggested Arc, a master regulator of vertebrate synaptic plasticity, was "domesticated" from Ty3/Gypsy retrotransposons.

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