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Cinnamon Converts Poor Learning Mice to Good Learners: Implications for Memory Improvement

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of NeuroImmune Pharmacology, June 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#1 of 444)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (91st percentile)

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Title
Cinnamon Converts Poor Learning Mice to Good Learners: Implications for Memory Improvement
Published in
Journal of NeuroImmune Pharmacology, June 2016
DOI 10.1007/s11481-016-9693-6
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Authors

Khushbu K. Modi, Suresh B. Rangasamy, Sridevi Dasarathi, Avik Roy, Kalipada Pahan

Abstract

This study underlines the importance of cinnamon, a commonly used natural spice and flavoring material, and its metabolite sodium benzoate (NaB) in converting poor learning mice to good learning ones. NaB, but not sodium formate, was found to upregulate plasticity-related molecules, stimulate NMDA- and AMPA-sensitive calcium influx and increase of spine density in cultured hippocampal neurons. NaB induced the activation of CREB in hippocampal neurons via protein kinase A (PKA), which was responsible for the upregulation of plasticity-related molecules. Finally, spatial memory consolidation-induced activation of CREB and expression of different plasticity-related molecules were less in the hippocampus of poor learning mice as compared to good learning ones. However, oral treatment of cinnamon and NaB increased spatial memory consolidation-induced activation of CREB and expression of plasticity-related molecules in the hippocampus of poor-learning mice and converted poor learners into good learners. These results describe a novel property of cinnamon in switching poor learners to good learners via stimulating hippocampal plasticity.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 3%
Finland 1 3%
United States 1 3%
New Zealand 1 3%
Unknown 27 87%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 23%
Researcher 7 23%
Student > Bachelor 4 13%
Student > Master 2 6%
Lecturer 2 6%
Other 9 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Neuroscience 6 19%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 16%
Psychology 5 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 10%
Unspecified 3 10%
Other 9 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 575. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 October 2018.
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#11,695
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Outputs from Journal of NeuroImmune Pharmacology
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of NeuroImmune Pharmacology
#1
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