Recurrent discharge in a reduced model of cat spinal motoneuron (Balbi et al, 2013)

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Following a distal stimulation of a motor fibre, only a fraction of spinal motoneurons are able to produce a re-excitation of the initial segment leading to an orthodromically conducted action potential, known as recurrent discharge. In order to show the reciprocal interplay of the axonal initial segment and the soma leading to recurrent discharge in detail, a reduced model of a cat spinal motoneuron was developed.
Reference:
1 . Balbi P, Martinoia S, Colombo R, Massobrio P (2014) Modelling recurrent discharge in the spinal a-motoneuron: reappraisal of the F wave. Clin Neurophysiol 125:427-9 [PubMed]
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Model Type: Neuron or other electrically excitable cell;
Brain Region(s)/Organism:
Cell Type(s): Spinal cord lumbar motor neuron alpha cell;
Channel(s): I Na,p; I Na,t; I K; I K,Ca;
Gap Junctions:
Receptor(s):
Gene(s):
Transmitter(s):
Simulation Environment: NEURON;
Model Concept(s): Recurrent Discharge;
Implementer(s): Balbi, Pietro [piero.balbi at fsm.it];
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TITLE lk.mod   leak channels
 
COMMENT
This is the original Hodgkin-Huxley treatment for the set of leak channels found
in the squid giant axon membrane.
Some parameters have been changed to correspond to McIntyre and Grill (2002) "Extracellular
stimulation of central neurons"
Author: Balbi
ENDCOMMENT
 
UNITS {
        (mA) = (milliamp)
        (mV) = (millivolt)
		(S) = (siemens)
}
 
NEURON {
        SUFFIX lk
        NONSPECIFIC_CURRENT il
        RANGE gl, el
}
 
PARAMETER { : values for IS
        gl = 0.007 (S/cm2)	  <0,1e9>
        el = -70 (mV)
}
 
ASSIGNED {
        v (mV)

        il (mA/cm2)
}
 
BREAKPOINT {
        il = gl*(v - el)
}

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