Zebrafish Mauthner-cell model (Watanabe et al 2017)

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The NEURON model files encode the channel generator and firing simulator for simulating development and differentiation of the Mauthner cell (M-cell) excitability in zebrafish. The channel generator enables us to generate arbitrary Na+ and K+ channels by changing parameters of a Hodgkin-Huxley model under emulation of two-electrode voltage-clamp recordings in Xenopus oocyte system. The firing simulator simulates current-clamp recordings to generate firing patterns of the model M-cell, which are implemented with arbitrary-generated basic Na+ and K+ conductances and low-threshold K+ channels Kv7.4/KCNQ4 and sole Kv1.1 or Kv1.1 coexpressed with Kvbeta2.
1 . Watanabe T, Shimazaki T, Oda Y (2017) Coordinated Expression of Two Types of Low-Threshold K+ Channels Establishes Unique Single Spiking of Mauthner Cells among Segmentally Homologous Neurons in the Zebrafish Hindbrain. eNeuro [PubMed]
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Model Type:
Brain Region(s)/Organism: Brainstem;
Cell Type(s): Mauthner cell;
Channel(s): I Potassium; I A; I_KLT; I_KHT; I M; I Sodium;
Gap Junctions:
Gene(s): Kv1.1 KCNA1; Kv7.4 KCNQ4; Kvb2 KCNAB2;
Simulation Environment: NEURON;
Model Concept(s): Spike Frequency Adaptation; Bursting; Ion Channel Kinetics;
Implementer(s): Watanabe, Takaki [wtakaki at m.u-tokyo.ac.jp];
Search NeuronDB for information about:  I A; I M; I Sodium; I Potassium; I_KHT; I_KLT;