Olfactory bulb mitral and granule cell column formation (Migliore et al. 2007)

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In the olfactory bulb, the processing units for odor discrimination are believed to involve dendrodendritic synaptic interactions between mitral and granule cells. There is increasing anatomical evidence that these cells are organized in columns, and that the columns processing a given odor are arranged in widely distributed arrays. Experimental evidence is lacking on the underlying learning mechanisms for how these columns and arrays are formed. We have used a simplified realistic circuit model to test the hypothesis that distributed connectivity can self-organize through an activity-dependent dendrodendritic synaptic mechanism. The results point to action potentials propagating in the mitral cell lateral dendrites as playing a critical role in this mechanism, and suggest a novel and robust learning mechanism for the development of distributed processing units in a cortical structure.
Reference:
1 . Migliore M, Inzirillo C, Shepherd GM (2007) Learning mechanism for column formation in the olfactory bulb. Front Integr Neurosci 1:12 [PubMed]
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Model Type: Realistic Network;
Brain Region(s)/Organism: Olfactory bulb;
Cell Type(s): Olfactory bulb main mitral cell; Olfactory bulb main interneuron granule MC cell;
Channel(s): I Na,t; I A; I K;
Gap Junctions:
Receptor(s): AMPA; NMDA; Gaba;
Gene(s):
Transmitter(s): Gaba; Glutamate;
Simulation Environment: NEURON;
Model Concept(s): Activity Patterns; Dendritic Action Potentials; Active Dendrites; Detailed Neuronal Models; Synaptic Plasticity; Long-term Synaptic Plasticity; Action Potentials; Learning; Olfaction;
Implementer(s): Migliore, Michele [Michele.Migliore at Yale.edu];
Search NeuronDB for information about:  Olfactory bulb main mitral cell; Olfactory bulb main interneuron granule MC cell; AMPA; NMDA; Gaba; I Na,t; I A; I K; Gaba; Glutamate;
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TITLE nax
: Na current for axon. No slow inact.
: M.Migliore Jul. 1997
: added sh to account for higher threshold M.Migliore, Apr.2002

NEURON {
	SUFFIX nax
	USEION na READ ena WRITE ina
	RANGE  gbar, sh
	GLOBAL minf, hinf, mtau, htau,thinf, qinf
}

PARAMETER {
	sh   = 5	(mV)
	gbar = 0.010   	(mho/cm2)	
								
	tha  =  -30	(mV)		: v 1/2 for act	
	qa   = 7.2	(mV)		: act slope (4.5)		
	Ra   = 0.4	(/ms)		: open (v)		
	Rb   = 0.124 	(/ms)		: close (v)		

	thi1  = -45	(mV)		: v 1/2 for inact 	
	thi2  = -45 	(mV)		: v 1/2 for inact 	
	qd   = 1.5	(mV)	        : inact tau slope
	qg   = 1.5      (mV)
	mmin=0.02	
	hmin=0.5			
	q10=2
	Rg   = 0.01 	(/ms)		: inact recov (v) 	
	Rd   = .03 	(/ms)		: inact (v)	

	thinf  = -50 	(mV)		: inact inf slope	
	qinf  = 4 	(mV)		: inact inf slope 

	ena		(mV)            : must be explicitly def. in hoc
	celsius
	v 		(mV)
}


UNITS {
	(mA) = (milliamp)
	(mV) = (millivolt)
	(pS) = (picosiemens)
	(um) = (micron)
} 

ASSIGNED {
	ina 		(mA/cm2)
	thegna		(mho/cm2)
	minf 		hinf 		
	mtau (ms)	htau (ms) 	
}
 

STATE { m h}

BREAKPOINT {
        SOLVE states METHOD cnexp
        thegna = gbar*m*m*m*h
	ina = thegna * (v - ena)
} 

INITIAL {
	trates(v,sh)
	m=minf  
	h=hinf
}

DERIVATIVE states {   
        trates(v,sh)      
        m' = (minf-m)/mtau
        h' = (hinf-h)/htau
}

PROCEDURE trates(vm,sh2) {  
        LOCAL  a, b, qt
        qt=q10^((celsius-24)/10)
	a = trap0(vm,tha+sh2,Ra,qa)
	b = trap0(-vm,-tha-sh2,Rb,qa)
	mtau = 1/(a+b)/qt
        if (mtau<mmin) {mtau=mmin}
	minf = a/(a+b)

	a = trap0(vm,thi1+sh2,Rd,qd)
	b = trap0(-vm,-thi2-sh2,Rg,qg)
	htau =  1/(a+b)/qt
        if (htau<hmin) {htau=hmin}
	hinf = 1/(1+exp((vm-thinf-sh2)/qinf))
}

FUNCTION trap0(v,th,a,q) {
	if (fabs(v-th) > 1e-6) {
	        trap0 = a * (v - th) / (1 - exp(-(v - th)/q))
	} else {
	        trap0 = a * q
 	}
}	

        


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