Gap-junction coupled network activity depends on coupled dendrites diameter (Gansert et al. 2007)

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"... We have previously shown that the amplitude of electrical signals propagating across gap-junctionally coupled passive cables is maximized at a unique diameter. This suggests that threshold-dependent signals may propagate through gap junctions for a finite range of diameters around this optimal value. Here we examine the diameter dependence of action potential propagation across model networks of dendro-dendritically coupled neurons. The neurons in these models have passive soma and dendrites and an action potential-generating axon. We show that propagation of action potentials across gap junctions occurs only over a finite range of dendritic diameters and that propagation delay depends on this diameter. ...". See paper for more and details.
1 . Gansert J, Golowasch J, Nadim F (2007) Sustained rhythmic activity in gap-junctionally coupled networks of model neurons depends on the diameter of coupled dendrites. J Neurophysiol 98:3450-60 [PubMed]
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Model Type: Realistic Network; Neuron or other electrically excitable cell;
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Channel(s): I Na,t; I K;
Gap Junctions: Gap junctions;
Simulation Environment: Network;
Model Concept(s): Activity Patterns; Temporal Pattern Generation; Spatio-temporal Activity Patterns; Simplified Models;
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