Dentate gyrus network model (Santhakumar et al 2005)

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Mossy cell loss and mossy fiber sprouting are two characteristic consequences of repeated seizures and head trauma. However, their precise contributions to the hyperexcitable state are not well understood. Because it is difficult, and frequently impossible, to independently examine using experimental techniques whether it is the loss of mossy cells or the sprouting of mossy fibers that leads to dentate hyperexcitability, we built a biophysically realistic and anatomically representative computational model of the dentate gyrus to examine this question. The 527-cell model, containing granule, mossy, basket, and hilar cells with axonal projections to the perforant-path termination zone, showed that even weak mossy fiber sprouting (10-15% of the strong sprouting observed in the pilocarpine model of epilepsy) resulted in the spread of seizure-like activity to the adjacent model hippocampal laminae after focal stimulation of the perforant path. See reference for more and details.
Reference:
1 . Santhakumar V, Aradi I, Soltesz I (2005) Role of mossy fiber sprouting and mossy cell loss in hyperexcitability: a network model of the dentate gyrus incorporating cell types and axonal topography. J Neurophysiol 93:437-53 [PubMed]
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Model Type: Realistic Network;
Brain Region(s)/Organism: Dentate gyrus;
Cell Type(s): Dentate gyrus granule cell; Dentate gyrus mossy cell; Dentate gyrus basket cell; Dentate gyrus hilar cell;
Channel(s): I L high threshold; I T low threshold; I K; I h; I K,Ca; I Calcium; I Potassium;
Gap Junctions:
Receptor(s): GabaA; AMPA;
Gene(s):
Transmitter(s):
Simulation Environment: NEURON; neuroConstruct (web link to model);
Model Concept(s): Activity Patterns; Spatio-temporal Activity Patterns; Axonal Action Potentials; Epilepsy; Synaptic Integration;
Implementer(s): Santhakumar, Vijayalakshmi [santhavi at umdnj.edu];
Search NeuronDB for information about:  Dentate gyrus granule cell; GabaA; AMPA; I L high threshold; I T low threshold; I K; I h; I K,Ca; I Calcium; I Potassium;
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TITLE nca.mod  
 
COMMENT
konduktivitas valtozas hatasa- somaban 
ENDCOMMENT
 
UNITS {
        (mA) =(milliamp)
        (mV) =(millivolt)
        (uF) = (microfarad)
	(molar) = (1/liter)
	(nA) = (nanoamp)
	(mM) = (millimolar)
	(um) = (micron)
	FARADAY = 96520 (coul)
	R = 8.3134	(joule/degC)
}
 
? interface 
NEURON { 
SUFFIX nca
USEION nca READ enca WRITE inca VALENCE 2 
RANGE  gnca
RANGE gncabar
RANGE cinf, ctau, dinf, dtau, inca
}
 
INDEPENDENT {t FROM 0 TO 100 WITH 100 (ms)}
 
PARAMETER {
        v (mV) 
        celsius = 6.3 (degC)
        dt (ms) 
	gncabar (mho/cm2)
}
 
STATE {
	c d
}
 
ASSIGNED {
	  gnca (mho/cm2)
	inca (mA/cm2)
	enca (mV)

	cinf dinf
	ctau (ms) dtau (ms) 
	cexp dexp      
} 

? currents
BREAKPOINT {
	SOLVE states
        gnca = gncabar*c*c*d
	inca = gnca*(v-enca)
}
 
UNITSOFF
 
INITIAL {
	trates(v)
	c = cinf
	d = dinf
}

? states
PROCEDURE states() {	:Computes state variables m, h, and n 
        trates(v)	:      at the current v and dt.
	c = c + cexp*(cinf-c)
	d = d + dexp*(dinf-d)
        VERBATIM
        return 0;
        ENDVERBATIM
}
 
LOCAL q10

? rates
PROCEDURE rates(v) {  :Computes rate and other constants at current v.
                      :Call once from HOC to initialize inf at resting v.
        LOCAL  alpha, beta, sum
       q10 = 3^((celsius - 6.3)/10)
                :"c" NCa activation system
        alpha = -0.19*vtrap(v-19.88,-10)
	beta = 0.046*exp(-v/20.73)
	sum = alpha+beta        
	ctau = 1/sum      cinf = alpha/sum
                :"d" NCa inactivation system
	alpha = 0.00016/exp(-v/48.4)
	beta = 1/(exp((-v+39)/10)+1)
	sum = alpha+beta        
	dtau = 1/sum      dinf = alpha/sum
}
 
PROCEDURE trates(v) {  :Computes rate and other constants at current v.
                      :Call once from HOC to initialize inf at resting v.
	LOCAL tinc
        TABLE  cinf, cexp, dinf, dexp, ctau, dtau
	DEPEND dt, celsius FROM -100 TO 100 WITH 200
                           
	rates(v)	: not consistently executed from here if usetable_hh == 1
		: so don't expect the tau values to be tracking along with
		: the inf values in hoc

	       tinc = -dt * q10
	cexp = 1 - exp(tinc/ctau)
	dexp = 1 - exp(tinc/dtau)
}
 
FUNCTION vtrap(x,y) {  :Traps for 0 in denominator of rate eqns.
        if (fabs(x/y) < 1e-6) {
                vtrap = y*(1 - x/y/2)
        }else{  
                vtrap = x/(exp(x/y) - 1)
        }
}
 
UNITSON