Hotspots of dendritic spine turnover facilitates new spines and NN sparsity (Frank et al 2018)

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Model for the following publication: Adam C. Frank, Shan Huang, Miou Zhou, Amos Gdalyahu, George Kastellakis, Panayiota Poirazi, Tawnie K. Silva, Ximiao Wen, Joshua T. Trachtenberg, and Alcino J. Silva Hotspots of Dendritic Spine Turnover Facilitate Learning-related Clustered Spine Addition and Network Sparsity
1 . Frank AC, Huang S, Zhou M, Gdalyahu A, Kastellakis G, Silva TK, Lu E, Wen X, Poirazi P, Trachtenberg JT, Silva AJ (2018) Hotspots of dendritic spine turnover facilitate clustered spine addition and learning and memory. Nat Commun 9:422 [PubMed]
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Model Type: Neuron or other electrically excitable cell; Connectionist Network;
Brain Region(s)/Organism:
Cell Type(s): Abstract integrate-and-fire leaky neuron with dendritic subunits;
Gap Junctions:
Receptor(s): NMDA;
Simulation Environment: C or C++ program; MATLAB;
Model Concept(s): Active Dendrites; Synaptic Plasticity;
Implementer(s): Kastellakis, George [gkastel at];
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%PDF2EPS  Convert a pdf file to eps format using pdftops
% Examples:
%   pdf2eps source dest
% This function converts a pdf file to eps format.
% This function requires that you have pdftops, from the Xpdf suite of
% functions, installed on your system. This can be downloaded from:
%   source - filename of the source pdf file to convert. The filename is
%            assumed to already have the extension ".pdf".
%   dest - filename of the destination eps file. The filename is assumed to
%          already have the extension ".eps".

% Copyright (C) Oliver Woodford 2009-2010

% Thanks to Aldebaro Klautau for reporting a bug when saving to
% non-existant directories.

function pdf2eps(source, dest)
% Construct the options string for pdftops
options = ['-q -paper match -eps -level2 "' source '" "' dest '"'];
% Convert to eps using pdftops
[status, message] = pdftops(options);
% Check for error
if status
    % Report error
    if isempty(message)
        error('Unable to generate eps. Check destination directory is writable.');
% Fix the DSC error created by pdftops
fid = fopen(dest, 'r+');
if fid == -1
    % Cannot open the file
fgetl(fid); % Get the first line
str = fgetl(fid); % Get the second line
if strcmp(str(1:min(13, end)), '% Produced by')
    fseek(fid, -numel(str)-1, 'cof');
    fwrite(fid, '%'); % Turn ' ' into '%'