Leech S Cell: Modulation of Excitability by Serotonin (Burrell and Crisp 2008)

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Serotonergic modulation of the afterhyperpolarization (AHP) contributes to the regulation of the excitability of the leech S cell, a neuron critical for sensitization of the shortening reflex. Pharmacological and physiological data suggest that three currents contribute to the S cell's afterhyperpolarization: a charybdotoxin-sensitive, fast calcium-dependent potassium current (fAHP); a tubocurare-sensitive, calcium-dependent potassium current (mAHP); and, a saxitoxin-sensitive, afterdepolarization current (ADP). This single-compartment model of the S cell is constructed using fAHP, mAHP and ADP currents, and shows that reduction of the conductances to mimic the effects of serotonin is sufficient to enhance excitability (repetitive firing).
Reference:
1 . Burrell BD, Crisp KM (2008) Serotonergic modulation of afterhyperpolarization in a neuron that contributes to learning in the leech. J Neurophysiol 99(2):605-616 [PubMed]
Model Information (Click on a link to find other models with that property)
Model Type: Axon;
Brain Region(s)/Organism:
Cell Type(s): Leech S cell;
Channel(s): I Na,t; I L high threshold; I K; I K,leak; I K,Ca; I Sodium;
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Simulation Environment: SNNAP;
Model Concept(s):
Implementer(s): Crisp, Kevin [crisp at stolaf.edu];
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leechSCell
readme.txt
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Ca.fBR *
Ca.ion *
Ca.ion.tmp *
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Ca.vdg *
fAHP.m *
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Kdr.m *
Kdr.vdg *
leak.vdg
mAHP.A *
mAHP.vdg *
Na.h *
Na.m *
Na.vdg *
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SCell.neu
SCell.ntw
simufiles.usd
single.ous
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single.smu.exec
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single.smu.ing
single.smu.out
single.smu.out.head
single.trt
singlezoom.ous
singlezoom.ous.mnu
singlezoom.smu
singlezoom.smu.exec
singlezoom.smu.hmn *
singlezoom.smu.ing
singlezoom.smu.out
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train.ous
train.ous.mnu
train.smu
train.smu.exec
train.smu.hmn *
train.smu.ing
train.smu.out
train.smu.out.head
train.trt
                            
This is the readme for the model associated with the paper:

Burrell BD, Crisp KM (2008) Serotonergic modulation of
afterhyperpolarization in a neuron that contributes to learning in the
leech. J Neurophysiol 99(2):605-616

This is the SNNAP code that was used by the paper authors.
Please contact Kevin Crisp crisp at stolaf.edu for more info.

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