Drosophila T4 neuron (Gruntman et al 2018)

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Passive, multi-compartment conductance-based model of a T4 cell. The model reproduces the neuron's response to moving stimuli via integration of spatially offset fast excitatory and slow inhibitory inputs.
1 . Gruntman E, Romani S, Reiser MB (2018) Simple integration of fast excitation and offset, delayed inhibition computes directional selectivity in Drosophila. Nat Neurosci 21:250-257 [PubMed]
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Model Type:
Brain Region(s)/Organism: Drosophila;
Cell Type(s): Fly lobula plate T4 neuron;
Gap Junctions:
Simulation Environment: NEURON;
Model Concept(s): Invertebrate;
Implementer(s): Gruntman, Eyal [ gruntmane at janelia.hhmi.org]; Romani, Sandro [ romanis at janelia.hhmi.org];
// Choose file name.
	strdef cellToLoad
	cellToLoad = "labeledT4conv_smooth.swc"

// This code is based on the implementation of
// http://www.neuron.yale.edu/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2272; extended for
// use with an ASCII file emerging from Neurolucida.


// This is a dummy template that gets overwritten when the new cell is
// loaded.  This is included strictly to facilitate the import process.
	begintemplate Cell

	public soma, axon, dend, apic
	create soma[1],axon[1],dend[1],apic[1]
	public all,somatic,axonal,basal,apical
	objref all,somatic,axonal,basal,apical

	proc init() {
		all = new SectionList()
		somatic = new SectionList()
		axonal = new SectionList()
		basal = new SectionList()
		apical = new SectionList()

	endtemplate Cell

// Load the cell.
// $s1 is the morphology name
// On exit, the return object is a Cell instance with the
// morphology specified by the $s1 file

	obfunc mkcell() { localobj import,morph,cell
		cell = new Cell()
		morph = new Import3d_SWC_read()
		import = new Import3d_GUI(morph,0)
		execute("forall delete_section()",cell)
		return cell

	objref cell
		cell = mkcell(cellToLoad)

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