Synchronicity of fast-spiking interneurons balances medium-spiny neurons (Damodaran et al. 2014)

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Accession:156260
This study investigates the role of feedforward and feedback inhibition in maintaining the balance between D1 and D2 MSNs of the striatum. The synchronized firing of FSIs are found to be critical in this mechanism and specifically the gap junction connections between FSIs.
Reference:
1 . Damodaran S, Evans RC, Blackwell KT (2014) Synchronized firing of fast-spiking interneurons is critical to maintain balanced firing between direct and indirect pathway neurons of the striatum. J Neurophysiol 111:836-48 [PubMed]
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Model Type: Realistic Network;
Brain Region(s)/Organism:
Cell Type(s): Neostriatum spiny direct pathway neuron; Neostriatum spiny indirect pathway neuron; Neostriatum fast spiking interneuron;
Channel(s):
Gap Junctions: Gap junctions;
Receptor(s): NMDA; Gaba;
Gene(s):
Transmitter(s):
Simulation Environment: GENESIS;
Model Concept(s): Detailed Neuronal Models; Parkinson's;
Implementer(s): Blackwell, Avrama [avrama at gmu.edu]; Damodaran, Sriraman [dsriraman at gmail.com];
Search NeuronDB for information about:  Neostriatum spiny direct pathway neuron; Neostriatum spiny indirect pathway neuron; NMDA; Gaba;
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striatalnetwork
FScell
channels
AddSynapticChannels.g *
AddSynapticChannels.g~ *
cellMorphology.g *
errorHandler.g *
FScell.g *
FScell.g~ *
FScell.p *
FScell.p~ *
FScellSyn.g *
FScellSyn.g~ *
include_channels.g *
include_channels.g~ *
proto.g *
proto.g~ *
SynParams.g *
SynParams.g~ *
                            
//genesis

/***************************		MS Model, Version 5.12	**********************
**************************** 	     SynapticChannels.g 	**********************
Tom Sheehan tsheeha2@gmu.edu	thsheeha@vt.edu	703-538-8361
******************************************************************************/

function addSynChannel (compPath, chanpath, gbar)

  str compPath, chanpath
  float gbar

  copy /library/{chanpath} {compPath}/{chanpath}

  addmsg {compPath} {compPath}/{chanpath} VOLTAGE Vm
  addmsg {compPath}/{chanpath} {compPath} CHANNEL Gk Ek

  // Set the new conductance
  float len = {getfield {compPath} len}
  float dia = {getfield {compPath} dia}
  float pi = 3.141592653589793
  float surf = {len*dia*pi}

/*	echo "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX addSynChannel XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX"
	echo "compPath = "{compPath}
	echo "chanpath = "{chanpath}
	echo "gbar = "{gbar}
	echo "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX addSynchannel XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX"
*/

//  setfield {compPath}/{chanName} gmax {surf*gbar}
  setfield {compPath}/{chanpath} gmax {gbar}
end
 
 

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