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 medium spiny direct pathway GABA cell; Neostriatum medium spiny indirect pathway GABA cell; 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 medium spiny direct pathway GABA cell; Neostriatum medium spiny indirect pathway GABA cell; NMDA; Gaba;
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striatalnetwork
MScell
unusedChannels
CaL12_channel.g *
CaL12NOINACT_channel.g *
CaN_channel.g *
CaNNOINACT_channel.g *
CaQ_channel.g *
naP_channel.g *
                            
//genesis

/***************************		MS Model, Version 5.2	*********************
**************************** 	  		CaQ_channel.g 			*********************
		Tom Sheehan tsheeha2@gmu.edu	thsheeha@vt.edu	703-538-8361
******************************************************************************
******************************************************************************/

function create_CaQ
	str chanName = "CaQ_channel"
	str compPath = "/library"

	int c = 0	
	float increment = 0.00005	
	float x = -0.1
	int xdivs = 3000
	float xmin = -0.1
	float xmax = 0.05
  	float mPower = 1.0
  	float hPower = 0.0

	float mvHalfCaQ = -9.0e-3
	float mkCaQ = -6.6e-3
	float mInfCaQ= 0.0
	float mTauCaQ = 0.0

	float surf = 0.0
	float qFactCaN = {3.0/{CaSlow}}
	float gMax = 6.0e-008

	float theta = 0.0
	float theta_exp = 0.0

	pushe {compPath}

	create tabchannel {chanName}
  	setfield {chanName} Xpower {mPower} Ypower {hPower}
	call {chanName} TABCREATE X {xdivs} {xmin} {xmax}

	for(c = 0; c < {xdivs} + 1; c = c + 1)
		/************************ Begin CaQ_mTau *********************/
		//mTauCaQ   = 0.377e-3*ones(vDiv+1,1);
		mTauCaQ = 3.77e-004
		setfield {chanName} X_A->table[{c}] {mTauCaQ}
		/************************ End CaQ_mTau ***********************/
		
		/************************ Begin CaQ_mInf *********************/
		//mInfCaQ   = 1./(1 + exp((vMemb - mvHalfCaQ)/mkCaQ));
		theta = {{x} - {mvHalfCaQ}}/{mkCaQ}
		theta_exp = {exp {theta}} + 1.0
		mInfCaQ = 1.0/{theta_exp}
		setfield {chanName} X_B->table[{c}] {mInfCaQ}
		/************************ End CaQ_mInf ***********************/
    	x = x + increment
	end

	tweaktau {chanName} X

  	create ghk {chanName}GHK

  	setfield {chanName}GHK Cout 2 // Carter & Sabatini 2004 uses 2mM, 
											// Wolf 5mM
  	setfield {chanName}GHK valency 2.0
  	setfield {chanName}GHK T {TEMPERATURE}
	
  	setfield {chanName} Gbar {gMax*surf}
  	addmsg {chanName} {chanName}GHK PERMEABILITY Gk	
  	pope 
end


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