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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TITLE nca.mod  
 
COMMENT
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ENDCOMMENT
 
UNITS {
        (mA) =(milliamp)
        (mV) =(millivolt)
        (uF) = (microfarad)
	(molar) = (1/liter)
	(nA) = (nanoamp)
	(mM) = (millimolar)
	(um) = (micron)
	FARADAY = 96520 (coul)
	R = 8.3134	(joule/degC)
}
 
? interface 
NEURON { 
SUFFIX nca
USEION nca READ enca WRITE inca VALENCE 2 
RANGE  gnca
RANGE gncabar
RANGE cinf, ctau, dinf, dtau, inca
}
 
INDEPENDENT {t FROM 0 TO 100 WITH 100 (ms)}
 
PARAMETER {
        v (mV) 
        celsius = 6.3 (degC)
        dt (ms) 
	gncabar (mho/cm2)
}
 
STATE {
	c d
}
 
ASSIGNED {
	  gnca (mho/cm2)
	inca (mA/cm2)
	enca (mV)

	cinf dinf
	ctau (ms) dtau (ms) 
	cexp dexp      
} 

? currents
BREAKPOINT {
	SOLVE states
        gnca = gncabar*c*c*d
	inca = gnca*(v-enca)
}
 
UNITSOFF
 
INITIAL {
	trates(v)
	c = cinf
	d = dinf
}

? states
PROCEDURE states() {	:Computes state variables m, h, and n 
        trates(v)	:      at the current v and dt.
	c = c + cexp*(cinf-c)
	d = d + dexp*(dinf-d)
        VERBATIM
        return 0;
        ENDVERBATIM
}
 
LOCAL q10

? rates
PROCEDURE rates(v) {  :Computes rate and other constants at current v.
                      :Call once from HOC to initialize inf at resting v.
        LOCAL  alpha, beta, sum
       q10 = 3^((celsius - 6.3)/10)
                :"c" NCa activation system
        alpha = -0.19*vtrap(v-19.88,-10)
	beta = 0.046*exp(-v/20.73)
	sum = alpha+beta        
	ctau = 1/sum      cinf = alpha/sum
                :"d" NCa inactivation system
	alpha = 0.00016/exp(-v/48.4)
	beta = 1/(exp((-v+39)/10)+1)
	sum = alpha+beta        
	dtau = 1/sum      dinf = alpha/sum
}
 
PROCEDURE trates(v) {  :Computes rate and other constants at current v.
                      :Call once from HOC to initialize inf at resting v.
	LOCAL tinc
        TABLE  cinf, cexp, dinf, dexp, ctau, dtau
	DEPEND dt, celsius FROM -100 TO 100 WITH 200
                           
	rates(v)	: not consistently executed from here if usetable_hh == 1
		: so don't expect the tau values to be tracking along with
		: the inf values in hoc

	       tinc = -dt * q10
	cexp = 1 - exp(tinc/ctau)
	dexp = 1 - exp(tinc/dtau)
}
 
FUNCTION vtrap(x,y) {  :Traps for 0 in denominator of rate eqns.
        if (fabs(x/y) < 1e-6) {
                vtrap = y*(1 - x/y/2)
        }else{  
                vtrap = x/(exp(x/y) - 1)
        }
}
 
UNITSON


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