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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];
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// define section lists for sections that have particular channels

/////////// proximal and distal sections for type A cell

objref A_prox_sects, A_dist_sects

A_prox_sects = new SectionList()
A_dist_sects = new SectionList()

for (i=0; i<=2 ; i = i + 1) dendA[i] A_prox_sects.append()

for (i=3; i<=8 ; i = i + 1) dendA[i] A_dist_sects.append()

///////////////////////////// all sections in a cell

objref A_sects

A_sects = new SectionList()

somaA A_sects.append()

for (i=0; i<=8 ; i = i + 1) dendA[i] A_sects.append()

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