Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neuronal model (Amir, Devor 2003)

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The model shows that an electrically excitable soma is not necessary for spike through-conduction in the t-shaped geometry of a dorsal root ganglion neuron axon. Electrical excitability of the soma is required, however, for soma spike invasion. See papers for details and more.
References:
1 . Amir R, Devor M (2003a) Electrical excitability of the soma of sensory neurons is required for spike invasion of the soma, but not for through-conduction. Biophys J 84:2181-91 [PubMed]
2 . Amir R, Devor M (2003b) Extra spike formation in sensory neurons and the disruption of afferent spike patterning. Biophys J 84:2700-8 [PubMed]
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): Myelinated neuron; Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) cell;
Channel(s): I Na,t; I K;
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Simulation Environment: NEURON;
Model Concept(s): Activity Patterns; Detailed Neuronal Models; Axonal Action Potentials; Action Potentials;
Implementer(s): Amir, Ron [ronamir at pob.huji.ac.il];
Search NeuronDB for information about:  I Na,t; I K;
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amirdevor03
readme.txt
fh.mod
CellNOhill.hoc
figs2_3.ses
mosinit.hoc
standard.inc
                            
Readme.txt file for the model associated with the papers

Amir R, Devor M.
Electrical excitability of the soma of sensory neurons is required for 
spike invasion of the soma, but not for through-conduction.
Biophys J. 2003 Apr;84(4):2181-91. 

Amir R, Devor M.
Extra spike formation in sensory neurons and the disruption of afferent 
spike patterning.
Biophys J. 2003 Apr;84(4):2700-8.

Approximate versions of Figures 2 and 3 from the first paper are recreated
from the auto-launch in modeldb (requires NEURON installed).

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Use nrnivmodl (unix) or mknrndll (mswin or mac) to compile the mod file.
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nrngui mosinit.hoc
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(mac or mswin).

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