Voltage- and Branch-specific Climbing Fiber Responses in Purkinje Cells (Zang et al 2018)

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"Climbing fibers (CFs) provide instructive signals driving cerebellar learning, but mechanisms causing the variable CF responses in Purkinje cells (PCs) are not fully understood. Using a new experimentally validated PC model, we unveil the ionic mechanisms underlying CF-evoked distinct spike waveforms on different parts of the PC. We demonstrate that voltage can gate both the amplitude and the spatial range of CF-evoked Ca2+ influx by the availability of K+ currents. ... The voltage- and branch-specific CF responses can increase dendritic computational capacity and enable PCs to actively integrate CF signals."
1 . Zang Y, Dieudonné S, De Schutter E (2018) Voltage- and Branch-Specific Climbing Fiber Responses in Purkinje Cells Cell Reports 24(6):1536-1549 [PubMed]
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Model Type: Neuron or other electrically excitable cell;
Brain Region(s)/Organism: Cerebellum;
Cell Type(s): Cerebellum Purkinje GABA cell;
Channel(s): Ca pump; I K; I K,Ca; I Na,p; I h;
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Simulation Environment: NEURON;
Model Concept(s): Action Potential Initiation; Active Dendrites; Synaptic Integration; Dendritic Action Potentials; Detailed Neuronal Models;
Implementer(s): Zang, Yunliang ;
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