Multicompartmental cerebellar granule cell model (Diwakar et al. 2009)

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A detailed multicompartmental model was used to study neuronal electroresponsiveness of cerebellar granule cells in rats. Here we show that, in cerebellar granule cells, Na+ channels are enriched in the axon, especially in the hillock, but almost absent from soma and dendrites. Numerical simulations indicated that granule cells have a compact electrotonic structure allowing EPSPs to diffuse with little attenuation from dendrites to axon. The spike arose almost simultaneously along the whole axonal ascending branch and invaded the hillock, whose activation promoted spike back-propagation with marginal delay (<200 micros) and attenuation (<20 mV) into the somato-dendritic compartment. For details check the cited article.
Reference:
1 . Diwakar S, Magistretti J, Goldfarb M, Naldi G, D'Angelo E (2009) Axonal Na+ channels ensure fast spike activation and back-propagation in cerebellar granule cells J Neurophysiol 101(2):519-32 [PubMed]
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Model Type: Neuron or other electrically excitable cell;
Brain Region(s)/Organism: Cerebellum;
Cell Type(s): Cerebellum interneuron granule cell;
Channel(s): I A; I M; I h; I K,Ca; I Sodium; I Calcium; I Potassium; I A, slow;
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Simulation Environment: NEURON;
Model Concept(s): Action Potential Initiation; Active Dendrites; Detailed Neuronal Models; Axonal Action Potentials; Action Potentials; Intrinsic plasticity;
Implementer(s): Diwakar, Shyam [shyam at amrita.edu];
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TITLE Cerebellum Granule Cell Model

COMMENT
        Calcium first order kinetics
   
	Author: A. Fontana
	Last revised: 12.12.98
ENDCOMMENT

NEURON {
        SUFFIX GRC_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)
}


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