Effect of the initial synaptic state on the probability to induce LTP and LTD (Migliore et al. 2015)

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NEURON mod files from the paper: M. Migliore, et al. (2015). In this paper, we investigate the possibility that the experimental protocols on synaptic plasticity may result in different consequences (e.g., LTD instead of LTP), according to the initial conditions of the stimulated synapses, and can generate confusing results. Using biophysical models of synaptic plasticity and hippocampal CA1 pyramidal neurons, we study how, why, and to what extent EPSPs observed at the soma after induction of LTP/LTD reflects the actual (local) synaptic state. The model and the results suggest a physiologically plausible explanation of why LTD induction is experimentally difficult, and they offer experimentally testable predictions on the stimulation protocols that may be more effective.
Reference:
1 . Migliore M, De Simone G, Migliore R (2015) Effect of the Initial Synaptic State on the Probability to Induce Long-Term Potentiation and Depression Biophysical Journal 108:1038-1046 [PubMed]
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Model Type: Synapse; Dendrite;
Brain Region(s)/Organism: Hippocampus;
Cell Type(s): Hippocampus CA1 pyramidal cell;
Channel(s): I Na,t; I A; I K; I h;
Gap Junctions:
Receptor(s): AMPA;
Gene(s):
Transmitter(s): Glutamate;
Simulation Environment: NEURON;
Model Concept(s): Long-term Synaptic Plasticity;
Implementer(s): Migliore, Michele [Michele.Migliore at Yale.edu]; Migliore, Rosanna [rosanna.migliore at cnr.it];
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TITLE nax
: Na current for axon. No slow inact.
: M.Migliore Jul. 1997
: added sh to account for higher threshold M.Migliore, Apr.2002

NEURON {
	SUFFIX nax
	USEION na READ ena WRITE ina
	RANGE  gbar, sh
	GLOBAL minf, hinf, mtau, htau,thinf, qinf
}

PARAMETER {
	sh   = 0	(mV)
	gbar = 0.010   	(mho/cm2)	
								
	tha  =  -30	(mV)		: v 1/2 for act	
	qa   = 7.2	(mV)		: act slope (4.5)		
	Ra   = 0.4	(/ms)		: open (v)		
	Rb   = 0.124 	(/ms)		: close (v)		

	thi1  = -45	(mV)		: v 1/2 for inact 	
	thi2  = -45 	(mV)		: v 1/2 for inact 	
	qd   = 1.5	(mV)	        : inact tau slope
	qg   = 1.5      (mV)
	mmin=0.02	
	hmin=0.5			
	q10=2
	Rg   = 0.01 	(/ms)		: inact recov (v) 	
	Rd   = .03 	(/ms)		: inact (v)	

	thinf  = -50 	(mV)		: inact inf slope	
	qinf  = 4 	(mV)		: inact inf slope 

	ena		(mV)            : must be explicitly def. in hoc
	celsius
	v 		(mV)
}


UNITS {
	(mA) = (milliamp)
	(mV) = (millivolt)
	(pS) = (picosiemens)
	(um) = (micron)
} 

ASSIGNED {
	ina 		(mA/cm2)
	thegna		(mho/cm2)
	minf 		hinf 		
	mtau (ms)	htau (ms) 	
}
 

STATE { m h}

BREAKPOINT {
        SOLVE states METHOD cnexp
        thegna = gbar*m*m*m*h
	ina = thegna * (v - ena)
} 

INITIAL {
	trates(v,sh)
	m=minf  
	h=hinf
}

DERIVATIVE states {   
        trates(v,sh)      
        m' = (minf-m)/mtau
        h' = (hinf-h)/htau
}

PROCEDURE trates(vm,sh2) {  
        LOCAL  a, b, qt
        qt=q10^((celsius-24)/10)
	a = trap0(vm,tha+sh2,Ra,qa)
	b = trap0(-vm,-tha-sh2,Rb,qa)
	mtau = 1/(a+b)/qt
        if (mtau<mmin) {mtau=mmin}
	minf = a/(a+b)

	a = trap0(vm,thi1+sh2,Rd,qd)
	b = trap0(-vm,-thi2-sh2,Rg,qg)
	htau =  1/(a+b)/qt
        if (htau<hmin) {htau=hmin}
	hinf = 1/(1+exp((vm-thinf-sh2)/qinf))
}

FUNCTION trap0(v,th,a,q) {
	if (fabs(v-th) > 1e-6) {
	        trap0 = a * (v - th) / (1 - exp(-(v - th)/q))
	} else {
	        trap0 = a * q
 	}
}	

        


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