AP back-prop. explains threshold variability and rapid rise (McCormick et al. 2007, Yu et al. 2008)

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This simple axon-soma model explained how the rapid rising phase in the somatic spike is derived from the propagated axon initiated spike, and how the somatic spike threshold variance is affected by spike propagation.
References:
1 . McCormick DA, Shu Y, Yu Y (2007) Neurophysiology: Hodgkin and Huxley model--still standing? Nature 445:E1-2; discussion E2-3 [PubMed]
2 . Yu Y, Shu Y, McCormick DA (2008) Cortical action potential backpropagation explains spike threshold variability and rapid-onset kinetics. J Neurosci 28:7260-72 [PubMed]
Model Information (Click on a link to find other models with that property)
Model Type: Neuron or other electrically excitable cell; Axon;
Brain Region(s)/Organism: Neocortex;
Cell Type(s): Neocortex L5/6 pyramidal GLU cell; Neocortex L2/3 pyramidal GLU cell;
Channel(s): I Na,t; I L high threshold; I T low threshold; I A; I K; I M; I h; I K,Ca; I_AHP;
Gap Junctions:
Receptor(s): GabaA; NMDA;
Gene(s):
Transmitter(s):
Simulation Environment: NEURON;
Model Concept(s): Action Potential Initiation; Detailed Neuronal Models;
Implementer(s):
Search NeuronDB for information about:  Neocortex L5/6 pyramidal GLU cell; Neocortex L2/3 pyramidal GLU cell; GabaA; NMDA; I Na,t; I L high threshold; I T low threshold; I A; I K; I M; I h; I K,Ca; I_AHP;
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mosinit.hoc
neuron_soma.dat
Rapid_rising_somatic_spike_soma_axon.hoc
                            
TITLE decay of internal calcium concentration
:
: Internal calcium concentration due to calcium currents and pump.
: Differential equations.
:
: Simple model of ATPase pump with 3 kinetic constants (Destexhe 92)
:     Cai + P <-> CaP -> Cao + P  (k1,k2,k3)
: A Michaelis-Menten approximation is assumed, which reduces the complexity
: of the system to 2 parameters: 
:       kt = <tot enzyme concentration> * k3  -> TIME CONSTANT OF THE PUMP
:	kd = k2/k1 (dissociation constant)    -> EQUILIBRIUM CALCIUM VALUE
: The values of these parameters are chosen assuming a high affinity of 
: the pump to calcium and a low transport capacity (cfr. Blaustein, 
: TINS, 11: 438, 1988, and references therein).  
:
: Units checked using "modlunit" -> factor 10000 needed in ca entry
:
: VERSION OF PUMP + DECAY (decay can be viewed as simplified buffering)
:
: All variables are range variables
:
:
: This mechanism was published in:  Destexhe, A. Babloyantz, A. and 
: Sejnowski, TJ.  Ionic mechanisms for intrinsic slow oscillations in
: thalamic relay neurons. Biophys. J. 65: 1538-1552, 1993)
:
: (electronic copy available at http://cns.iaf.cnrs-gif.fr)
:
: Written by Alain Destexhe, Salk Institute, Nov 12, 1992
:

INDEPENDENT {t FROM 0 TO 1 WITH 1 (ms)}

NEURON {
	SUFFIX capump
	USEION ca READ ica, cai WRITE cai
	RANGE depth,kt,kd,cainf,taur
}

UNITS {
	(molar) = (1/liter)			: moles do not appear in units
	(mM)	= (millimolar)
	(um)	= (micron)
	(mA)	= (milliamp)
	(msM)	= (ms mM)
}

CONSTANT {
	FARADAY = 96489		(coul)		: moles do not appear in units
:	FARADAY = 96.489	(k-coul)	: moles do not appear in units
}

PARAMETER {
	depth	= .1	(um)		: depth of shell
	taur	= 700	(ms)		: rate of calcium removal
	cainf	= 1e-8	(mM)
	kt	= 1	(mM/ms)		: estimated from k3=.5, tot=.001
	kd	= 5e-4	(mM)		: estimated from k2=250, k1=5e5
}

STATE {
	cai		(mM) 
}

INITIAL {
	cai = kd
}

ASSIGNED {
	ica		(mA/cm2)
	drive_channel	(mM/ms)
	drive_pump	(mM/ms)
}
	
BREAKPOINT {
	SOLVE state METHOD derivimplicit
}

DERIVATIVE state { 

	drive_channel =  - (10000) * ica / (2 * FARADAY * depth)

	if (drive_channel <= 0.) { drive_channel = 0. }	: cannot pump inward

:	drive_pump = -tot * k3 * cai / (cai + ((k2+k3)/k1) )	: quasistat
	drive_pump = -kt * cai / (cai + kd )		: Michaelis-Menten

	cai' = drive_channel + drive_pump + (cainf-cai)/taur
}


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