Molecular coding of information in the nervous system
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Evidence has been accumulating in the last ten years to support the existence of a molecular code for the processing of information by the nervous system. The most direct evidence has been provided by the behavioral bioassay approach which has led to the isolation of training - induced and behavior-inducing peptides (mnemones). The most probable role of these peptides is to establish and consolidate the connection sof the neural circuits in which information is stored. Although this coding process is based on the genetically controlled labeling system by which neurons are organized into specific pathways, it must involve a step of non-genetic peptide synthesis.