Leech heart interneuron network model (Hill et al 2001, 2002)

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We have created a computational model of the timing network that paces the heartbeat of the medicinal leech, Hirudo medicinalis. In the intact nerve cord, segmental oscillators are mutually entrained to the same cycle period. Although experiments have shown that the segmental oscillators are coupled by inhibitory coordinating interneurons, the underlying mechanisms of intersegmental coordination have not yet been elucidated. To help understand this coordination, we have created a simple computational model with two variants: symmetric and asymmetric. See references for more details. Biologically realistic network models with two, six, and eight cells and a tutorial are available at the links to Calabrese's web site below.
1 . Hill AA, Masino MA, Calabrese RL (2002) Model of intersegmental coordination in the leech heartbeat neuronal network. J Neurophysiol 87:1586-602 [PubMed]
2 . Hill AA, Lu J, Masino MA, Olsen OH, Calabrese RL (2001) A model of a segmental oscillator in the leech heartbeat neuronal network. J Comput Neurosci 10:281-302 [PubMed]
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Model Type: Realistic Network;
Brain Region(s)/Organism: Leech;
Cell Type(s): Leech heart interneuron;
Channel(s): I Na,p; I Na,t; I K; I h; I Calcium; I Potassium;
Gap Junctions:
Simulation Environment: GENESIS;
Model Concept(s): Activity Patterns; Bursting; Oscillations; Spatio-temporal Activity Patterns; Tutorial/Teaching; Action Potentials; Invertebrate;
Implementer(s): Hill, Andrew A [aavhill at yahoo.com];
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# Makefile for creating a new user library
# It is recommended that each library have its own makefile and
# its own subdirectory for clarity of organization.
# This subdirectory should contain all of the object files
# needed to compile the library as well as all header files,
# support files, and the script file for loading the library (e.g. userlib.g).
# The user should specify the values of the following makefile variables :
#	set this to the desired name of the library 
#	set this to the name of the file containing the list of
#	public function names in the library
#	NOTE: The FUNCTIONS file is not necessary in GENESIS 2.0
#             as public function names are added automatically when
#             referenced in the library startup script.  Functions
#             not referenced by an addfunc or object startup command
#             may be declared as public functions with the hashfunc
#             startup command.
#             If you are converting a 1.4 library to 2.0 you may use
#             the FUNCTIONS file by following the instructions below.
#	set this to the name of the file containing the structure definitions
#	for objects in the library
#	set this to the name of the header file containing the appropriate
#	include references needed to compile the library files
#	set this to the name of the library object which will be compiled
#	This is normally just the LIBRARY_NAME with 'lib.o' appended to it
#	list the user object files (with the .o extension) which will be 
#	a part of the library
# ============================================

LIBRARY_NAME 	= 	leech
STARTUP		=	SynGSlib.g
STRUCTURES 	= 	SynGS_struct.h
EXT_HEADER	= 	SynGS_ext.h
TARGET_OBJ	=	leechlib.o

OBJECTS = SynS_ron.o SynG_ron.o 

# If really you want to use a FUNCTIONS file you can by setting it
# here and uncommenting the FSYMBOLTAB and FSYMBOLTAB_C lines.  In
# all likelyhood you will not need the FUNCTIONS file at all.

#FUNCTIONS 	= 	examplefuncs

# ============================================
# everything below here should maintain itself
# ============================================

SHELL		=	/bin/sh

# GENINST is passed in from the Usermake makefile.  If you're not
# using Usermake, either edit your top level makefile to pass it
# in or hard code the GENESIS 2.0 installation directory here.


default : $(TARGET_OBJ)




# make the data structure section of the symbol table

	- $(GENESIS_LIB)/code_sym /tmp/$(STRUCTURES) $(LIBRARY_NAME) \
	  -I $(EXT_HEADER) -NI -o $(LIBRARY_NAME)_d@.c
	- rm /tmp/$(STRUCTURES)

# make the function list section of the symbol table

$(LIBRARY_NAME)_f@.c : $(FUNCTIONS) $(GENESIS_LIB)/code_func
	  > $(LIBRARY_NAME)_f@.c

# make the library header function

	- $(GENESIS_LIB)/code_lib $(LIBRARY_NAME) -o $(LIBRARY_NAME)_l@.c



	-(rm -rf *.o; rm -rf *@.[ch])

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