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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;
// fig2d.hoc

// make sure the nmda receptors are turned off for fig 2
// for cell types A and B

if ( (dendA[3].gbar_nmda(0.5)>0) || (dendB[3].gbar_nmda(0.5) > 0 )) {
	nmda_off()	// can only turn off once otherwise forgets prev value

load_file("") // graph voltage of cell types A, B somas

// record voltages, time

objref somaA_V, somaB_V, tvec

tstop =125
dt = 0.025

//dt = 0.1

somaA_V = new Vector(tstop/dt +1)
somaB_V = somaA_V.c
tvec = somaA_V.c



objref aic, bic	// A and B current clamps

// protocol for playing a waveform into the cell

somaA aic = new IClamp(0.5)
aic.del = 0
aic.dur = 1e9

somaB bic = new IClamp(0.5)
bic.del = 0
bic.dur = 1e9

objref somaAcurrent, somaBcurrent

somaAcurrent = new Vector(tstop/dt+1)
somaBcurrent = new Vector(tstop/dt+1)


// somaAcurrent.fill((0), int(25/dt), int(225/dt))
// somaBcurrent.fill((-0.03), int(25/dt), int(225/dt)),dt),dt)

{init() run()}

objref g2d

g2d=new Graph()

astart =41.35/dt
aend = astart+deltat
bstart = 21.25/dt
bend = bstart+deltat

somaA_V.label("Type A")
somaB_V.label("Type B")

somaA_V.c(astart,aend).line(g2d,dt, 2, 1)
somaB_V.c(bstart,bend).line(g2d,dt, 1, 1)

g2d.exec_menu("Keep Lines")
g2d.exec_menu("View = plot")
g2d.label(.2,.925,"FIG 2 D")
g2d.label(.4,.4,"Type A")
g2d.label(.4,.3,"Type B")

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