Computer model of clonazepam`s effect in thalamic slice (Lytton 1997)

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Demonstration of the effect of a minor pharmacological synaptic change at the network level. Clonazepam, a benzodiazepine, enhances inhibition but is paradoxically useful for certain types of seizures. This simulation shows how inhibition of inhibitory cells (the RE cells) produces this counter-intuitive effect.
Reference:
1 . Lytton WW (1997) Computer model of clonazepam's effect in thalamic slice. Neuroreport 8:3339-43 [PubMed]
Model Information (Click on a link to find other models with that property)
Model Type: Realistic Network;
Brain Region(s)/Organism: Thalamus;
Cell Type(s): Thalamus geniculate nucleus (lateral) principal neuron; Thalamus reticular nucleus cell;
Channel(s): I Na,t; I T low threshold; I K; I CAN;
Gap Junctions:
Receptor(s): GabaA; Gaba;
Gene(s):
Transmitter(s): Gaba;
Simulation Environment: NEURON;
Model Concept(s): Activity Patterns; Bursting; Therapeutics; Epilepsy; Calcium dynamics;
Implementer(s): Lytton, William [billl at neurosim.downstate.edu];
Search NeuronDB for information about:  Thalamus geniculate nucleus (lateral) principal neuron; Thalamus reticular nucleus cell; GabaA; Gaba; I Na,t; I T low threshold; I K; I CAN; Gaba;
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NEURON {  POINT_PROCESS GABALOW }
:   GABA SYNAPSE (GABA-A receptors)
:
:   Parameters estimated from whole cell recordings of GABA-A synaptic currents 
:   from dentate granule cells: Otis TS and Mody I (1992) Modulation of decay 
:   kinetics and frequency of GABA_A receptor-mediated spontaneous inhibitory
:   postsynaptic currents in hippocampal neurons.  Neurosci. 49: 13-32.
:
:   GABALOW was created to allow the use two types of GABA-A currents in the
:   same simulation.
PARAMETER {
  Cdur	= 1.0	(ms)		: transmitter duration (rising phase)
  Alpha	= 0.53	(/ms mM)	: forward (binding) rate
  Beta	= 0.18	(/ms)		: backward (unbinding) rate
  Erev	= -80	(mV)		: reversal potential
  Deadtime = 1	(ms)		: mimimum time between release events
  GMAX     = 1  (mho)		: maximum conductance
  DELAY = 0                     : axonal delay 
}
INCLUDE "sns.inc"

:* >>>> GABAA - a GABAA for intra-RE connects <<<< 

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