MyFirstNEURON (Houweling, Sejnowski 1997)

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MyFirstNEURON is a NEURON demo by Arthur Houweling and Terry Sejnowski. Perform experiments from the book 'Electrophysiology of the Neuron, A Companion to Shepherd's Neurobiology, An Interactive Tutorial' by John Huguenard & David McCormick, Oxford University Press 1997, or design your own one or two cell simulation.
References:
1 . Huguenard J, McCormick DA, Shepherd GM (1997) Electrophysiology of the Neuron, A Companion to Shepherd's Neurobiology, An Interactive Tutorial. Electrophysiology of the Neuron
2 . Houweling AR, Sejnowski TJ (1997) Personal communication from Arthur Houweling.
Model Information (Click on a link to find other models with that property)
Model Type: Neuron or other electrically excitable cell;
Brain Region(s)/Organism:
Cell Type(s):
Channel(s): I Na,t; I L high threshold; I T low threshold; I A; I K; I M; I K,Ca; I CAN; I Sodium; I Calcium; I Potassium;
Gap Junctions:
Receptor(s): GabaA; GabaB; AMPA; NMDA;
Gene(s):
Transmitter(s):
Simulation Environment: NEURON;
Model Concept(s): Action Potential Initiation; Activity Patterns; Bursting; Ion Channel Kinetics; Temporal Pattern Generation; Oscillations; Parameter Fitting; Detailed Neuronal Models; Tutorial/Teaching; Action Potentials; Sleep; Calcium dynamics;
Implementer(s): Houweling, Arthur [Arthur at Salk.edu];
Search NeuronDB for information about:  GabaA; GabaB; AMPA; NMDA; I Na,t; I L high threshold; I T low threshold; I A; I K; I M; I K,Ca; I CAN; I Sodium; I Calcium; I Potassium;
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MyFirstNEURON
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TITLE GABAa synapse

COMMENT
        simple alpha-synapse that generates a single PSP   
        *********************************************
        reference:	McCormick, Wang & Huguenard (1993) 
			Cerebral Cortex 3(5), 387-398
        found in:       cat reticular nucleus of thalamus
        *********************************************
	Assembled for MyFirstNEURON by Arthur Houweling
ENDCOMMENT
					       
INDEPENDENT {t FROM 0 TO 1 WITH 1 (ms)}

NEURON {
	POINT_PROCESS GABAaSynapse
	USEION cl READ ecl VALENCE 1
	: negative valence not accepted by nrnivmodl
	RANGE onset, gmaxIPSP, e, g, i, w
	NONSPECIFIC_CURRENT i
}

UNITS {
	(nA) 	= (nanoamp)
	(mV)	= (millivolt)
	(nS) 	= (nanomho)
}

PARAMETER {
	onset= 25	(ms)
	gmaxIPSP= 0	(nS)
	w= 1 				: weight factor for gmaxIPSP
	ecl		(mV)
	v		(mV)
	celsius		(degC)
}

ASSIGNED { 
	i 		(nA)  
	g 		(nS)
	tadj
}

UNITSOFF
INITIAL {
        tadj = 3^((celsius-23.5)/10)
}    

BREAKPOINT { LOCAL tt
	tt= (t-onset)*tadj
	if ((t>onset)&&(tt<740)) {
	: the exp() function does not accept arguments smaller than -745
	  g = w*gmaxIPSP * exp(-tt/25) * (1-exp(-tt/1.0))/0.84
	}
	else {g = 0}
	: -ecl because negative valences can not be specified
	i = g * (v-(-ecl))	
}
UNITSON


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