S cell network (Moss et al 2005)

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Accession:53559
Excerpts from the abstract: S cells form a chain of electrically coupled neurons that extends the length of the leech CNS and plays a critical role in sensitization during whole-body shortening. ... Serotonin ... increasedAP latency across the electrical synapse, suggesting that serotonin reduced coupling between S cells. ... Serotonin modulated instantaneous AP frequency when APs were initiated in separate S cells and in a computational model of S cell activity following mechanosensory input. Thus, serotonergic modulation of S cell electrical synapses may contribute to changes in the pattern of activity in the S cell network. See paper for more.
Reference:
1 . Moss BL, Fuller AD, Sahley CL, Burrell BD (2005) Serotonin modulates axo-axonal coupling between neurons critical for learning in the leech J Neurophysiol 94(4):2575-89 [PubMed]
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Model Type: Realistic Network;
Brain Region(s)/Organism: Leech;
Cell Type(s): Leech S cell;
Channel(s): I Sodium; I Potassium;
Gap Junctions: Gap junctions;
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Simulation Environment: SNNAP;
Model Concept(s): Activity Patterns; Invertebrate;
Implementer(s): Baxter, Douglas; Moss, Brenda [bmoss at usd.edu]; Byrne, John [john.h.byrne at uth.tmc.edu];
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