MEC layer II stellate cell: Synaptic mechanisms of grid cells (Schmidt-Hieber & Hausser 2013)

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Accession:150239
This study investigates the cellular mechanisms of grid field generation in Medial Entorhinal Cortex (MEC) layer II stellate cells.
Reference:
1 . Schmidt-Hieber C, Häusser M (2013) Cellular mechanisms of spatial navigation in the medial entorhinal cortex. Nat Neurosci 16:325-31 [PubMed]
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Model Type: Neuron or other electrically excitable cell;
Brain Region(s)/Organism: Entorhinal cortex;
Cell Type(s): Entorhinal cortex stellate cell;
Channel(s): I Na,t; I A; I K; I CNG;
Gap Junctions:
Receptor(s): GabaA; AMPA; NMDA; Gaba;
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Simulation Environment: NEURON; Python;
Model Concept(s): Oscillations; Synaptic Integration; Attractor Neural Network; Place cell/field; Spatial Navigation; Grid cell;
Implementer(s): Schmidt-Hieber, Christoph [c.schmidt-hieber at ucl.ac.uk];
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loadcell.py
                            
# Load a NEURON cell model into python
# 23/7/2012
# (c) 2012, C.Schmidt-Hieber, University College London

import sys
from neuron import h

h.load_file("stdrun.hoc")
h.xopen("./nrn/cells/stellate-garden.hoc")
h.xopen("./nrn/cells/stellate-remme.hoc")

def loadcell(morpho="garden"):
    # load cell
    if morpho is "garden":
        cell = h.stellate_garden()
    elif morpho is "remme":
        cell = h.stellate_remme()
    else:
        sys.stderr.write("Unknown cell morphology: %s\n" % morpho)
        sys.exit(1)

    return cell

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