Regulation of motoneuron excitability by KCNQ/Kv7 modulators (Lombardo & Harrington 2016)

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" ... Computer simulations confirmed that pharmacological enhancement of KCNQ/Kv7 channel (M current) activity decreases excitability and also suggested that the effects of inhibition of KCNQ/Kv7 channels on the excitability of spinal MNs do not depend on a direct effect in these neurons but likely on spinal cord synaptic partners. These results indicate that KCNQ/Kv7 channels have a fundamental role in the modulation of the excitability of spinal MNs acting both in these neurons and in their local presynaptic partners. ..."
Reference:
1 . Lombardo J, Harrington MA (2016) Nonreciprocal mechanisms in up- and downregulation of spinal motoneuron excitability by modulators of KCNQ/Kv7 channels. J Neurophysiol 116:2114-2124 [PubMed]
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Model Type: Neuron or other electrically excitable cell;
Brain Region(s)/Organism: Spinal motoneuron;
Cell Type(s): Spinal cord lumbar motor neuron alpha cell;
Channel(s): I Potassium; I K; I Na,t; I M;
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Simulation Environment: NEURON;
Model Concept(s): Axonal Action Potentials;
Implementer(s): Lombardo, Joseph [josslomb at gmail.com];
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