Medial vestibular neuron models (Quadroni and Knopfel 1994)

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The structure and the parameters of the model cells were chosen to reproduce the responses of type A and type B MVNns as described in electrophysiological recordings. The emergence of oscillatory firing under these two specific experimental conditions is consistent with electrophysiological recordings not used during construction of the model. We, therefore, suggest that these models have a high predictive value.
1 . Quadroni R, Knöpfel T (1994) Compartmental models of type A and type B guinea pig medial vestibular neurons. J Neurophysiol 72:1911-24 [PubMed]
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Model Type: Neuron or other electrically excitable cell;
Brain Region(s)/Organism:
Cell Type(s): Vestibular neuron;
Channel(s): I Na,p; I Na,t; I L high threshold; I T low threshold; I A; I K; I h;
Gap Junctions:
Receptor(s): NMDA;
Simulation Environment: NEURON;
Model Concept(s): Oscillations; Action Potentials; Calcium dynamics;
Implementer(s): Morse, Tom [Tom.Morse at];
Search NeuronDB for information about:  NMDA; I Na,p; I Na,t; I L high threshold; I T low threshold; I A; I K; I h;
This file, naleak.mod, implements the na leak current G_Na(leak) in 
Quadroni and Knopfel 1994 table 2

  SUFFIX naleak
  RANGE i, Erev, g

  g = 30.2e-6 (siemens/cm2) < 0, 1e9 >
  Erev = 50 (millivolt)

  i (milliamp/cm2)
  v (millivolt)

BREAKPOINT { i = g * (v - Erev) }

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