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Neuroplasticity and THC

The role of neuroplasticity (i.e. the way that the brain develops over time) is widely recognized in healthy development, learning, memory, and recovery from brain damage.  It occurs in response to experiences and consists of neurogenesis (neuron creation) and neuro-degeneration (neuron death).  According to this study from Israel performed by Sackler Faculty of Medicine, there are a number of ways in which neuroplasticity is measured. Extracellular-signal-regulated kinases (ERKs) are protein enzymes that modify other proteins.  These protein enzymes are involved in regulating the processes involved with cell differentiation.  Researchers observed the amount of ERKs in the brain and found long-lasting differences within the hippocampus (involved in memory integration), frontal cortex (involved in planning, judging, personality, etc.), and cerebellum (involved in regulating balance, attention, etc.). cAMP response element-binding protein (CREB) is a protein that binds to the cAMP DNA sequence. It is...

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