Model of Type 3 firing in neurons (Clay et al 2008)

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An ionic model for Type 3 firing in neurons (Clay et al 2008) Some neurons fire only once in response to a sustained depolarizing current pulse, type 3 behavior. One example, surprisingly, is the squid giant axon. The Hodgkin-Huxley (HH) model of this preparation fires repetitively for these conditions – type 2, a result that is not observed experimentally as shown in the above paper. Changing one parameter of their model of IK is sufficient to mimic the result.
Reference:
1 . Clay JR, Paydarfar D, Forger DB (2008) A simple modification of the Hodgkin and Huxley equations explains type 3 excitability in squid giant axons. J R Soc Interface 5.29:1421-8 [PubMed]
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Model Type: Neuron or other electrically excitable cell;
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Simulation Environment: NEURON; Python;
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Implementer(s): Ganguly, Mohit [mohit.ganguly at vanderbilt.edu]; Clay, John R ;
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