Temperature-Sensitive conduction at axon branch points (Westerfield et al 1978)

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Accession:9849
Propagation of impulses through branching regions of squid axons was examined experimentally and with computer simulations. The ratio of postbranch/prebranch diameters at which propagation failed was very sensitive to temperature.
Reference:
1 . Westerfield M, Joyner RW, Moore JW (1978) Temperature-sensitive conduction failure at axon branch points. J Neurophysiol 41:1-8 [PubMed]
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Model Type: Axon;
Brain Region(s)/Organism:
Cell Type(s):
Channel(s): I Na,t; I K;
Gap Junctions:
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Simulation Environment: NEURON;
Model Concept(s): Axonal Action Potentials; Conduction failure;
Implementer(s): Hines, Michael [Michael.Hines at Yale.edu];
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westerfield78
README
mosinit.hoc
start.ses
                            
load_file("nrngui.hoc")
load_file("start.ses")

proc init() {
	finitialize(v_init)
	fcurrent()
	el_hh = (ina + ik)/gl_hh + v_init
	fcurrent()
}

secondorder=2
Graph[2].exec_menu("Keep Lines")
run()
Graph[2].exec_menu("Keep Lines")
celsius = 5
run()


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