Breakdown of accmmodation in nerve: a possible role for INAp (Hennings et al 2005)

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The present modeling study suggests that persistent, low-threshold, rapidly activating sodium currents have a key role in breakdown of accommodation, and that breakdown of accommodation can be used as a tool for studying persistent sodium current under normal and pathological conditions. See paper for more and details.
Reference:
1 . Hennings K, Arendt-Nielsen L, Andersen OK (2005) Breakdown of accommodation in nerve: a possible role for persistent sodium current. Theor Biol Med Model 2:16 [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 ACh cell; Myelinated neuron;
Channel(s): I Na,p; I Na,t; I K;
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Simulation Environment: MATLAB;
Model Concept(s): Action Potential Initiation; Action Potentials; Pathophysiology; Electrotonus;
Implementer(s): Hennings, Kristian [krist at hst.auc.dk];
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%Test threshold electrotonus

fprintf('Strength-Duration Curce ...');
T.M = M;
[T.SD.R,T.SD.T,T.SD.ts,T.SD.i] = SDstat(M,0);
fprintf('done.\n');

fprintf('Threshold Electrotonus ...');
T.TE.TD = 1e-3*[0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 99 101 110 120 130 140 150];
T.TE.P  = [0.4];
[T.TE.E,T.TE.E0,T.TE.T,T.TE.V] = te(M,T.TE.TD,T.TE.P,0);
fprintf('done.\n');

T.AC.TS = [];
T.AC.A = [];
T.AC.S = [];
T.AC.E = [];

T.SLOPE.TAU = 48.5e-3;
T.SLOPE.AC = NaN;
T.SLOPE.E = NaN; 

plotTest(T);

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