Endocannabinoid dynamics gate spike-timing dependent depression and potentiation (Cui et al 2016)

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The endocannabinoid (eCB) system is considered involved in synaptic depression. Recent reports have also linked eCBs to synaptic potentiation. However it is not known how eCB signaling may support such bidirectionality. To question the mechanisms of this phenomena in spike-timing dependent plasticity (STDP) at corticostriatal synapses, we combined electrophysiology experiments with biophysical modeling. We demonstrate that STDP is controlled by eCB levels and dynamics: prolonged and moderate levels of eCB lead to eCB-mediated long-term depression (eCB-tLTD) while short and large eCB transients produce eCB-mediated long-term potentiation (eCB-tLTP). Therefore, just like neurotransmitters glutamate or GABA, eCB form a bidirectional system.
Reference:
1 . Cui Y, Prokin I, Xu H, Delord B, Genet S, Venance L, Berry H (2016) Endocannabinoid dynamics gate spike-timing dependent depression and potentiation. Elife 5:e13185 [PubMed]
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Model Type: Synapse; Channel/Receptor;
Brain Region(s)/Organism:
Cell Type(s): Neostriatum medium spiny direct pathway GABA cell; Neostriatum medium spiny indirect pathway GABA cell; Neostriatum spiny neuron;
Channel(s): I L high threshold; I Calcium; I_SERCA; I Cl, leak; Ca pump;
Gap Junctions:
Receptor(s): AMPA; NMDA; mGluR; Glutamate; IP3;
Gene(s):
Transmitter(s):
Simulation Environment: FORTRAN; Python;
Model Concept(s): Ion Channel Kinetics; Coincidence Detection; Parameter Fitting; Synaptic Plasticity; Long-term Synaptic Plasticity; Signaling pathways; STDP; Calcium dynamics; Parameter sensitivity; G-protein coupled; Neuromodulation;
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#!/usr/bin/python2
# See http://cens.ioc.ee/projects/f2py2e/
from __future__ import division, print_function

import os
import sys
for mode in ["g3-numpy", "2e-numeric", "2e-numarray", "2e-numpy"]:
    try:
        i = sys.argv.index("--" + mode)
        del sys.argv[i]
        break
    except ValueError:
        pass
os.environ["NO_SCIPY_IMPORT"] = "f2py"
if mode == "g3-numpy":
    sys.stderr.write("G3 f2py support is not implemented, yet.\\n")
    sys.exit(1)
elif mode == "2e-numeric":
    from f2py2e import main
elif mode == "2e-numarray":
    sys.argv.append("-DNUMARRAY")
    from f2py2e import main
elif mode == "2e-numpy":
    from numpy.f2py import main
else:
    sys.stderr.write("Unknown mode: " + repr(mode) + "\\n")
    sys.exit(1)
main()

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