Rhesus Monkey Layer 3 Pyramidal Neurons: V1 vs PFC (Amatrudo, Weaver et al. 2012)

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Whole-cell patch-clamp recordings and high-resolution 3D morphometric analyses of layer 3 pyramidal neurons in in vitro slices of monkey primary visual cortex (V1) and dorsolateral granular prefrontal cortex (dlPFC) revealed that neurons in these two brain areas possess highly distinctive structural and functional properties. ... Three-dimensional reconstructions of V1 and dlPFC neurons were incorporated into computational models containing Hodgkin-Huxley and AMPA- and GABAA-receptor gated channels. Morphology alone largely accounted for observed passive physiological properties, but led to AP firing rates that differed more than observed empirically, and to synaptic responses that opposed empirical results. Accordingly, modeling predicts that active channel conductances differ between V1 and dlPFC neurons. The unique features of V1 and dlPFC neurons are likely fundamental determinants of area-specific network behavior. The compact electrotonic arbor and increased excitability of V1 neurons support the rapid signal integration required for early processing of visual information. The greater connectivity and dendritic complexity of dlPFC neurons likely support higher level cognitive functions including working memory and planning.
Reference:
1 . Amatrudo JM, Weaver CM, Crimins JL, Hof PR, Rosene DL, Luebke JI (2012) Influence of highly distinctive structural properties on the excitability of pyramidal neurons in monkey visual and prefrontal cortices. J Neurosci 32:13644-60 [PubMed]
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Model Type: Neuron or other electrically excitable cell;
Brain Region(s)/Organism: Neocortex; Prefrontal cortex (PFC);
Cell Type(s): Neocortex V1 L2/6 pyramidal intratelencephalic GLU cell;
Channel(s): I N; I K;
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Simulation Environment: NEURON;
Model Concept(s): Activity Patterns; Influence of Dendritic Geometry; Detailed Neuronal Models; Electrotonus; Conductance distributions; Vision;
Implementer(s): Weaver, Christina [christina.weaver at fandm.edu];
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/* Sets nseg in each section to an odd value
   so that its segments are no longer than
     d_lambda x the AC length constant
   at frequency freq in that section.

   Be sure to specify your own Ra and cm before calling geom_nseg()

   To understand why this works,
   and the advantages of using an odd value for nseg,
   see  Hines, M.L. and Carnevale, N.T.
        NEURON: a tool for neuroscientists.
        The Neuroscientist 7:123-135, 2001.
*/

// these are reasonable values for most models
// freq = 100      // Hz, frequency at which AC length constant will be computed
// d_lambda = 0.1

func lambda_f() { local i, x1, x2, d1, d2, lam
  if (n3d() < 2) {
          return 1e5 * sqrt(diam / (4 * PI * $1 * Ra * cm))
  }
  // above was too inaccurate with large variation in 3d diameter
  // so now we use all 3-d points to get a better approximate lambda
  x1 = arc3d(0)
  d1 = diam3d(0)
  lam = 0
  for i = 1, n3d() - 1 {
    x2 = arc3d(i)
    d2 = diam3d(i)
    lam += (x2 - x1)/sqrt(d1 + d2)
    x1 = x2
    d1 = d2
  }
  //  length of the section in units of lambda
  lam *= sqrt(2) * 1e-5 * sqrt(4 * PI * $1 * Ra * cm)

  return L / lam
}

proc geom_nseg() { local freq, d_lambda
  freq = $1
  d_lambda = $2
  forall {
    nseg = int((L / (d_lambda * lambda_f(freq)) + 0.9) / 2) * 2 + 1
  }
}