Neuronal dendrite calcium wave model (Neymotin et al, 2015)

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Accession:168874
"... We developed a reaction-diffusion model of an apical dendrite with diffusible inositol triphosphate (IP3 ), diffusible Ca2+, IP3 receptors (IP3 Rs), endoplasmic reticulum (ER) Ca2+ leak, and ER pump (SERCA) on ER. ... At least two modes of Ca2+ wave spread have been suggested: a continuous mode based on presumed relative homogeneity of ER within the cell; and a pseudo-saltatory model where Ca2+ regeneration occurs at discrete points with diffusion between them. We compared the effects of three patterns of hypothesized IP3 R distribution: 1. continuous homogeneous ER, 2. hotspots with increased IP3R density (IP3 R hotspots), 3. areas of increased ER density (ER stacks). All three modes produced Ca2+ waves with velocities similar to those measured in vitro (~50 - 90µm /sec). ... The measures were sensitive to changes in density and spacing of IP3 R hotspots and stacks. ... An extended electrochemical model, including voltage gated calcium channels and AMPA synapses, demonstrated that membrane priming via AMPA stimulation enhances subsequent Ca2+ wave amplitude and duration. Our modeling suggests that pharmacological targeting of IP3 Rs and SERCA could allow modulation of Ca2+ wave propagation in diseases where Ca2+ dysregulation has been implicated. "
Reference:
1 . Neymotin SA, McDougal RA, Sherif MA, Fall CP, Hines ML, Lytton WW (2015) Neuronal calcium wave propagation varies with changes in endoplasmic reticulum parameters: a computer model Neural Computation 27(4):898-924 [PubMed]
Model Information (Click on a link to find other models with that property)
Model Type: Dendrite;
Brain Region(s)/Organism:
Cell Type(s): Hippocampus CA1 pyramidal cell; Hippocampus CA3 pyramidal cell; Neocortex V1 pyramidal corticothalamic L6 cell; Neocortex V1 pyramidal intratelencephalic L2-5 cell;
Channel(s): I T low threshold; I A; I K; I K,Ca; I CAN; I Sodium; I Calcium; I_SERCA; I_KD; Ca pump;
Gap Junctions:
Receptor(s): AMPA;
Gene(s):
Transmitter(s): Glutamate;
Simulation Environment: NEURON;
Model Concept(s): Calcium waves; Reaction-diffusion;
Implementer(s): Neymotin, Sam [samn at neurosim.downstate.edu]; McDougal, Robert [robert.mcdougal at yale.edu]; Sherif, Mohamed [mohamed.sherif.md at gmail.com];
Search NeuronDB for information about:  Hippocampus CA1 pyramidal cell; Hippocampus CA3 pyramidal cell; Neocortex V1 pyramidal corticothalamic L6 cell; Neocortex V1 pyramidal intratelencephalic L2-5 cell; AMPA; I T low threshold; I A; I K; I K,Ca; I CAN; I Sodium; I Calcium; I_SERCA; I_KD; Ca pump; Glutamate;
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readme.txt
cagk.mod *
cal_mig.mod
can_mig.mod
cat_mig.mod
kaprox.mod *
kdrca1.mod *
km.mod *
misc.mod *
na3n.mod *
naf.mod
NMDA.mod
stats.mod *
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AMPA0.cfg
AMPA150.cfg
analysisCode.py
batch.py
cawave.cfg
cawave.py
conf.py
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netcon.inc *
nqs.hoc
nqs.py
plot_fig11.py
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// $Id: setup.hoc,v 1.25 2006/12/26 22:34:47 billl Exp $
// variables normally controlled by SIMCTRL


// load_file("setup.hoc")
load_file("stdgui.hoc")
show_panel=0
strdef simname, filename, output_file, datestr, uname, comment, section, osname
objref tmpfile,nil,graphItem,sfunc
sfunc = hoc_sf_  // from stdlib.hoc
proc chop () { sfunc.left($s1,sfunc.len($s1)-1) }

tmpfile = new File()
simname = "sim"      // helpful if running multiple simulations simultaneously
runnum = 1           // updated at end of run
system("uname -m",uname)  // keep track of type of machine for byte compatibility
chop(uname)
system("date +%y%b%d",datestr)
chop(datestr) // may prefer to downcase later
sprint(output_file,"data/%s.%02d",datestr,runnum)  // assumes a subdir called data
if (unix_mac_pc()==1) osname = "Linux" else if (unix_mac_pc()==2) { 
  osname = "Mac" } else if (unix_mac_pc()==3) osname = "PC"
printStep = 0.25 // time interval for saving to vector
graph_flag=0
batch_flag=1
xwindows = 0     // can still save but not look without xwindows

// load_file("nrnoc.hoc")

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