Impact of dendritic atrophy on intrinsic and synaptic excitability (Narayanan & Chattarji, 2010)

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These simulations examined the atrophy induced changes in electrophysiological properties of CA3 pyramidal neurons. We found these neurons change from bursting to regular spiking as atrophy increases. Region-specific atrophy induced region-specific increases in synaptic excitability in a passive dendritic tree. All dendritic compartments of an atrophied neuron had greater synaptic excitability and a larger voltage transfer to the soma than the control neuron.
Reference:
1 . Narayanan R, Chattarji S (2010) Computational analysis of the impact of chronic stress on intrinsic and synaptic excitability in the hippocampus. J Neurophysiol 103:3070-83 [PubMed]
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Model Type: Neuron or other electrically excitable cell; Synapse; Dendrite;
Brain Region(s)/Organism: Hippocampus;
Cell Type(s): Hippocampus CA3 pyramidal cell;
Channel(s): I Na,t; I L high threshold; I N; I T low threshold; I A; I K; I M; I h; I K,Ca; I Calcium; I_AHP;
Gap Junctions:
Receptor(s): AMPA;
Gene(s):
Transmitter(s): Glutamate;
Simulation Environment: NEURON;
Model Concept(s): Active Dendrites; Influence of Dendritic Geometry; Detailed Neuronal Models; Action Potentials; Conductance distributions;
Implementer(s): Narayanan, Rishikesh [rishi at iisc.ac.in];
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TITLE l-calcium channel
: l-type calcium channel


UNITS {
	(mA) = (milliamp)
	(mV) = (millivolt)

	FARADAY = 96520 (coul)
	R = 8.3134 (joule/degC)
	KTOMV = .0853 (mV/degC)
}

PARAMETER {
	v (mV)
	celsius 	(degC)
	gcalbar=.003 (mho/cm2)
	ki=.001 (mM)
	cai (mM)
	cao (mM)
        tfa=1
}


NEURON {
	SUFFIX cal
	USEION ca READ cai,cao WRITE ica
        RANGE gcalbar,cai
        GLOBAL minf,tau
}

STATE {
	m
}

ASSIGNED {
	ica (mA/cm2)
        gcal (mho/cm2)
        minf
        tau   (ms)
}

INITIAL {
	rate(v)
	m = minf
}

BREAKPOINT {
	SOLVE state METHOD cnexp
	gcal = gcalbar*m*m*h2(cai)
	ica = gcal*ghk(v,cai,cao)

}

FUNCTION h2(cai(mM)) {
	h2 = ki/(ki+cai)
}


FUNCTION ghk(v(mV), ci(mM), co(mM)) (mV) {
        LOCAL nu,f

        f = KTF(celsius)/2
        nu = v/f
        ghk=-f*(1. - (ci/co)*exp(nu))*efun(nu)
}

FUNCTION KTF(celsius (DegC)) (mV) {
        KTF = ((25./293.15)*(celsius + 273.15))
}


FUNCTION efun(z) {
	if (fabs(z) < 1e-4) {
		efun = 1 - z/2
	}else{
		efun = z/(exp(z) - 1)
	}
}

FUNCTION alp(v(mV)) (1/ms) {
	TABLE FROM -150 TO 150 WITH 200
	alp = 15.69*(-1.0*v+81.5)/(exp((-1.0*v+81.5)/10.0)-1.0)
}

FUNCTION bet(v(mV)) (1/ms) {
	TABLE FROM -150 TO 150 WITH 200
	bet = 0.29*exp(-v/10.86)
}

DERIVATIVE state {  
        rate(v)
        m' = (minf - m)/tau
}

PROCEDURE rate(v (mV)) { :callable from hoc
        LOCAL a
        a = alp(v)
        tau = 1/(tfa*(a + bet(v)))
        minf = tfa*a*tau
}
 














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