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Research Article

Dendritic Hold and Read: A Gated Mechanism for Short Term Information Storage and Retrieval

  • Mariton D. Santos equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Mariton D. Santos, Michael H. Mohammadi

    Affiliation: Departments of Neurology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Michael H. Mohammadi equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Mariton D. Santos, Michael H. Mohammadi

    Affiliation: Departments of Neurology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Sunggu Yang,

    Affiliation: Departments of Neurology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Conrad W. Liang,

    Affiliation: Departments of Neurology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Joseph P. Y. Kao,

    Affiliation: Department of Physiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Bradley E. Alger,

    Affiliation: Department of Physiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Scott M. Thompson,

    Affiliation: Department of Physiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Cha-Min Tang mail

    ctang@som.umaryland.edu

    Affiliations: Departments of Neurology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Department of Physiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Baltimore Veterans Administration Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: May 22, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0037542

About the Authors

Mariton D. Santos, Michael H. Mohammadi, Sunggu Yang, Conrad W. Liang, Cha-Min Tang
Departments of Neurology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Joseph P. Y. Kao, Bradley E. Alger, Scott M. Thompson, Cha-Min Tang
Department of Physiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Cha-Min Tang
Baltimore Veterans Administration Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: ctang@som.umaryland.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CMT. Performed the experiments: MDS MHM SY CWL. Analyzed the data: BEA SMT CMT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JPYK. Wrote the paper: CMT.