Bursting and resonance in cerebellar granule cells (D'Angelo et al. 2001)

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In this study we report theta-frequency (3-12 Hz) bursting and resonance in rat cerebellar granule cells and show that these neurons express a previously unidentified slow repolarizing K1 current (IK-slow ). Our experimental and modeling results indicate that IK-slow was necessary for both bursting and resonance. See paper for more.
Reference:
1 . D'Angelo E, Nieus T, Maffei A, Armano S, Rossi P, Taglietti V, Fontana A, Naldi G (2001) Theta-frequency bursting and resonance in cerebellar granule cells: experimental evidence and modeling of a slow k+-dependent mechanism. J Neurosci 21:759-70 [PubMed]
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Model Type: Neuron or other electrically excitable cell;
Brain Region(s)/Organism:
Cell Type(s): Cerebellum interneuron granule GLU cell;
Channel(s): I A; I K; I h; I Calcium; I A, slow;
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Simulation Environment: NEURON;
Model Concept(s): Bursting; Ion Channel Kinetics; Oscillations;
Implementer(s): D'Angelo, Egidio [dangelo at unipv.it];
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TITLE Cerebellum Granule Cell Model

COMMENT
	Reference: Theta-Frequency Bursting and Resonance in Cerebellar Granule Cells:Experimental
	Evidence and Modeling of a Slow K+-Dependent Mechanism
	Egidio D'Angelo,Thierry Nieus,Arianna Maffei,Simona Armano,Paola Rossi,Vanni Taglietti,
	Andrea Fontana and Giovanni Naldi
ENDCOMMENT

NEURON {
        SUFFIX Calc
        USEION ca READ ica, cao WRITE cai
        RANGE d, beta, cai0
}

UNITS {
        (mV)    = (millivolt)
        (mA)    = (milliamp)
	(um)    = (micron)
	(molar) = (1/liter)
        (mM)    = (millimolar)
   	F      = (faraday) (coulomb)
}

PARAMETER {
        ica             (mA/cm2)
        celsius = 30    (degC)
        d = .2          (um)
        cao = 2.        (mM)         
        cai0 = 1e-4     (mM)         
        beta = 1.5        (/ms)
}

STATE {
	cai (mM)
}

INITIAL {
        cai = cai0 
}

BREAKPOINT {
       SOLVE conc METHOD derivimplicit
}

DERIVATIVE conc {    
	cai' = -ica/(2*F*d)*(1e4) - beta*(cai-cai0)
}