D2 dopamine receptor modulation of interneuronal activity (Maurice et al. 2004)

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"... Using a combination of electrophysiological, molecular, and computational approaches, the studies reported here show that D2 dopamine receptor modulation of Na+ currents underlying autonomous spiking contributes to a slowing of discharge rate, such as that seen in vivo. Four lines of evidence support this conclusion. ... Fourth, simulation of cholinergic interneuron pacemaking revealed that a modest increase in the entry of Na+ channels into the slow-inactivated state was sufficient to account for the slowing of pacemaker discharge. These studies establish a cellular mechanism linking dopamine and the reduction in striatal cholinergic interneuron activity seen in the initial stages of associative learning." See paper for more and details.
1 . Maurice N, Mercer J, Chan CS, Hernandez-Lopez S, Held J, Tkatch T, Surmeier DJ (2004) D2 dopamine receptor-mediated modulation of voltage-dependent Na+ channels reduces autonomous activity in striatal cholinergic interneurons. J Neurosci 24:10289-301 [PubMed]
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Model Type: Neuron or other electrically excitable cell;
Brain Region(s)/Organism:
Cell Type(s): Neostriatum interneuron cholinergic cell;
Channel(s): I Na,t; I K; I h; I K,Ca; I Sodium; I Calcium; I Potassium;
Gap Junctions:
Receptor(s): D2;
Gene(s): D2 DRD2; HCN1; HCN2;
Simulation Environment: NEURON;
Model Concept(s): Activity Patterns; Action Potentials; Parkinson's;
Implementer(s): Held, Joshua [j-held at northwestern.edu];
Search NeuronDB for information about:  Neostriatum interneuron cholinergic cell; D2; I Na,t; I K; I h; I K,Ca; I Sodium; I Calcium; I Potassium;
:Migliore file Modify by Maciej Lazarewicz (mailto:mlazarew@gmu.edu) May/16/2001

TITLE Calcium ion accumulation and diffusion
: The internal coordinate system is set up in PROCEDURE coord_cadifus()
: and must be executed before computing the concentrations.
: The scale factors set up in this procedure do not have to be recomputed
: when diam1 or DFree are changed.
: The amount of calcium in an annulus is ca[i]*diam1^2*vol[i] with
: ca[0] being the second order correct concentration at the exact edge
: and ca[NANN-1] being the concentration at the exact center

	SUFFIX ca_ch
	USEION ca READ cao, cai, ica WRITE cai, ica
	RANGE ipump,last_ipump,test
	GLOBAL DFree, k1buf, k2buf, k1, k2, k3, k4, totpump, totbuf
	GLOBAL vol, Buffer0


        (mol)   = (1)
	(molar) = (1/liter)
	(mM)	= (millimolar)
	(um)	= (micron)
	(mA)	= (milliamp)
	FARADAY = (faraday)	(10000 coulomb)
	PI	= (pi) 		(1)

	DFree	= .6	(um2/ms)
	diam 	= 1	(um)
	cao		(mM)
	ica		(mA/cm2)
	k1buf 	= 500	(/mM-ms)
	k2buf 	= 0.5	(/ms)
        k1	= 1.e10 (um3/s)	
        k2	= 50.e7 (/s)	: k1*50.e-3
        k3	= 1.e10 (/s)	: k1
        k4	= 5.e6	(um3/s)	: k1*5.e-4
	totpump	= 0.2	(mol/cm2)
	totbuf	= 1.2	(mM)

CONSTANT { volo=1  (liter)}

	area		(um2)
	cai		(mM)
	vol[NANN]	(1)	: gets extra cm2 when multiplied by diam^2
	ipump           (mA/cm2)
	last_ipump	(mA/cm2)

	ca[NANN]	(mM) <1.e-5> : ca[0] is equivalent to cai
	CaBuffer[NANN]  (mM)
	Buffer[NANN]    (mM)
        pump            (mol/cm2) <1.e-3>
        pumpca          (mol/cm2) <1.e-15>


	SOLVE state METHOD sparse
	ica = ipump
	test = 0

LOCAL coord_done

	if (coord_done == 0) {
		coord_done = 1
	: note Buffer gets set to Buffer0 automatically
	: and CaBuffer gets set to 0 (Default value of CaBuffer0) as well
	FROM i=0 TO NANN-1 {
		ca[i] = cai
       	ipump 	= 0
        pump 	= totpump
        pumpca 	= (1e-18)*pump*cao*k4/k3

        FROM i=0 TO NANN-1 {
               	ca[i] = cai
		CaBuffer[i] =(totbuf*ca[i])/(k2buf/k1buf+ca[i])
		Buffer[i] = totbuf - CaBuffer[i]	

LOCAL frat[NANN] 	: gets extra cm when multiplied by diam

PROCEDURE coord() {
	LOCAL r, dr2
	: cylindrical coordinate system  with constant annuli thickness to
	: center of cell. Note however that the first annulus is half thickness
	: so that the concentration is second order correct spatially at
	: the membrane or exact edge of the cell.
	: note ca[0] is at edge of cell
	:      ca[NANN-1] is at center of cell
	r = 1/2					:starts at edge (half diam)
	dr2 = r/(NANN-1)/2			:half thickness of annulus
	vol[0] = 0
	frat[0] = 2*r
	FROM i=0 TO NANN-2 {
		vol[i] = vol[i] + PI*(r-dr2/2)*2*dr2	:interior half
		r = r - dr2
		frat[i+1] = 2*PI*r/(2*dr2)	:exterior edge of annulus
					: divided by distance between centers
		r = r - dr2
		vol[i+1] = PI*(r+dr2/2)*2*dr2	:outer half of annulus

LOCAL dsq, dsqvol : can't define local variable in KINETIC block or use
KINETIC state {
	COMPARTMENT i, diam*diam*vol[i]*1(um) {ca CaBuffer Buffer}
        COMPARTMENT (1.e10)*area {pump pumpca}
        COMPARTMENT (1.e15)*volo {cao}

	~ ca[0] << (-(ica-last_ipump)*PI*diam*frat[0]*1(um)/(2*FARADAY))

	FROM i=0 TO NANN-2 {
		~ ca[i] <-> ca[i+1] 	(DFree*frat[i+1]*1(um), DFree*frat[i+1]*1(um))

	dsq = diam*diam*1(um)
	FROM i=0 TO NANN-1 {
		dsqvol = dsq*vol[i]
		~ ca[i] + Buffer[i] <-> CaBuffer[i] (k1buf*dsqvol,k2buf*dsqvol)

        ~ca[0] + pump <-> pumpca 	((1.e-11)*k1*area, (1.e7)*k2*area)
        ~pumpca       <-> pump + cao 	((1.e7)*k3*area, (1.e-11)*k4*area)

        ipump = 2*FARADAY*(f_flux-b_flux)/area

	cai = ca[0]
At this time, conductances (and channel states and currents are
calculated at the midpoint of a dt interval.  Membrane potential and
concentrations are calculated at the edges of a dt interval.  With
secondorder=2 everything turns out to be second order correct.

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