Effects of increasing CREB on storage and recall processes in a CA1 network (Bianchi et al. 2014)

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Several recent results suggest that boosting the CREB pathway improves hippocampal-dependent memory in healthy rodents and restores this type of memory in an AD mouse model. However, not much is known about how CREB-dependent neuronal alterations in synaptic strength, excitability and LTP can boost memory formation in the complex architecture of a neuronal network. Using a model of a CA1 microcircuit, we investigate whether hippocampal CA1 pyramidal neuron properties altered by increasing CREB activity may contribute to improve memory storage and recall. With a set of patterns presented to a network, we find that the pattern recall quality under AD-like conditions is significantly better when boosting CREB function with respect to control. The results are robust and consistent upon increasing the synaptic damage expected by AD progression, supporting the idea that the use of CREB-based therapies could provide a new approach to treat AD.
Reference:
1 . Bianchi D, De Michele P, Marchetti C, Tirozzi B, Cuomo S, Marie H, Migliore M (2014) Effects of increasing CREB-dependent transcription on the storage and recall processes in a hippocampal CA1 microcircuit. Hippocampus 24:165-77 [PubMed]
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Model Type: Realistic Network;
Brain Region(s)/Organism:
Cell Type(s): Hippocampus CA1 pyramidal cell; Hippocampus CA1 interneuron oriens alveus cell; Hippocampus CA1 basket cell;
Channel(s): I Na,t; I A; I K; I M; I h; I K,Ca; I Calcium; I_AHP; I Cl, leak; Ca pump;
Gap Junctions:
Receptor(s): GabaA; GabaB; AMPA; NMDA;
Gene(s):
Transmitter(s): Gaba; Glutamate;
Simulation Environment: NEURON;
Model Concept(s): STDP; Aging/Alzheimer`s; Depolarization block; Storage/recall; CREB;
Implementer(s): Bianchi, Daniela [danielabianchi12 -at- gmail.com]; De Michele, Pasquale [pasquale.demichele at unina.it];
Search NeuronDB for information about:  Hippocampus CA1 pyramidal cell; Hippocampus CA1 interneuron oriens alveus cell; GabaA; GabaB; AMPA; NMDA; I Na,t; I A; I K; I M; I h; I K,Ca; I Calcium; I_AHP; I Cl, leak; Ca pump; Gaba; Glutamate;
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COMMENT
Two state kinetic scheme synapse described by rise time tau1,
and decay time constant tau2. The normalized peak condunductance is 1.
Decay time MUST be greater than rise time.

The solution of A->G->bath with rate constants 1/tau1 and 1/tau2 is
 A = a*exp(-t/tau1) and
 G = a*tau2/(tau2-tau1)*(-exp(-t/tau1) + exp(-t/tau2))
	where tau1 < tau2

If tau2-tau1 -> 0 then we have a alphasynapse.
and if tau1 -> 0 then we have just single exponential decay.

The factor is evaluated in the
initial block such that an event of weight 1 generates a
peak conductance of 1.

Because the solution is a sum of exponentials, the
coupled equations can be solved as a pair of independent equations
by the more efficient cnexp method.

ENDCOMMENT

NEURON {
	POINT_PROCESS MyExp2Syn
	RANGE tau1, tau2, e, i
	NONSPECIFIC_CURRENT i

	RANGE g
	GLOBAL total
}

UNITS {
	(nA) = (nanoamp)
	(mV) = (millivolt)
	(uS) = (microsiemens)
}

PARAMETER {
	tau1=.1 (ms) <1e-9,1e9>
	tau2 = 10 (ms) <1e-9,1e9>
	e=0	(mV)
}

ASSIGNED {
	v (mV)
	i (nA)
	g (uS)
	factor
	total (uS)
}

STATE {
	A (uS)
	B (uS)
}

INITIAL {
	LOCAL tp
	total = 0
	if (tau1/tau2 > .9999) {
		tau1 = .9999*tau2
	}
	A = 0
	B = 0
	tp = (tau1*tau2)/(tau2 - tau1) * log(tau2/tau1)
	factor = -exp(-tp/tau1) + exp(-tp/tau2)
	factor = 1/factor
}

BREAKPOINT {
	SOLVE state METHOD cnexp
	g = B - A
	i = g*(v - e)
}

DERIVATIVE state {
	A' = -A/tau1
	B' = -B/tau2
}

NET_RECEIVE(weight (uS)) {
	state_discontinuity(A, A + weight*factor)
	state_discontinuity(B, B + weight*factor)
	total = total+weight
}

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