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Synchronicity of fast-spiking interneurons balances medium-spiny neurons (Damodaran et al. 2014)

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This study investigates the role of feedforward and feedback inhibition in maintaining the balance between D1 and D2 MSNs of the striatum. The synchronized firing of FSIs are found to be critical in this mechanism and specifically the gap junction connections between FSIs.
1 . Damodaran S, Evans RC, Blackwell KT (2014) Synchronized firing of fast-spiking interneurons is critical to maintain balanced firing between direct and indirect pathway neurons of the striatum. J Neurophysiol 111:836-48 [PubMed]
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Model Type: Realistic Network;
Brain Region(s)/Organism:
Cell Type(s): Neostriatum medium spiny direct pathway GABA cell; Neostriatum medium spiny indirect pathway GABA cell; Neostriatum fast spiking interneuron;
Gap Junctions: Gap junctions;
Receptor(s): NMDA; Gaba;
Simulation Environment: GENESIS;
Model Concept(s): Detailed Neuronal Models; Parkinson's;
Implementer(s): Blackwell, Avrama [avrama at]; Damodaran, Sriraman [dsriraman at];
Search NeuronDB for information about:  Neostriatum medium spiny direct pathway GABA cell; Neostriatum medium spiny indirect pathway GABA cell; NMDA; Gaba;
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function make_AMPA_channel

   str chanpath = "AMPA"
// see  Gotz T, et al, 1997
// here adjusted to Avramas data
   float tau1 = 0.67e-3 // was 1e-3 before

// from Gotz et al, and Angulo et al 1997
// here adjusted to Avramas data instead
   float tau2 = 2e-3  //was 1 and 3e-3 before 

   float gmax = 0
   float Ek = 0.0

   echo "chanpath = "{chanpath}
   create synchan {chanpath}

   setfield {chanpath} tau1 {tau1} tau2 {tau2} gmax {gmax} Ek {Ek}


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