glutamate transport molecules increased by more than 100 percent in the hippocampus 30 minutes after the onset of long-term potentiation

Researchers at the University of Houston have determined that levels of transport molecules for glutamate ? chemicals that latch on to and ˇ°sweep awayˇ± glutamate ? increase during learning, suggesting that this molecular cleaning crew has an important role in the process.

In experiments with rats, the UH team found that glutamate transport molecules increased by more than 100 percent in the hippocampus 30 minutes after the onset of long-term potentiation ? the memory-forming process.