Rac in the act of forgetting

Cell. 2010 Feb 19;140(4):456-8. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2010.02.004.


Forgetting has been thought to occur as a result of the natural decay of the neuronal changes induced by learning or because of interference from other cognitive functions. In this issue, Shuai et al. (2010) find that the small G protein Rac may function as a switch for remembering versus forgetting.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Drosophila / physiology*
  • Drosophila Proteins / physiology
  • Memory / physiology
  • rac GTP-Binding Proteins / physiology*


  • Drosophila Proteins
  • rac GTP-Binding Proteins