Models that contain the Model Concept : Temperature

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1.  Analytical modelling of temperature effects on an AMPA-type synapse (Kufel & Wojcik 2018)
This code was used in the construction of the model developed in the paper. It is a modified version of the simulation developed by Postlethwaite et al. 2007 - for details of modifications refer to the main body of Kufel & Wojcik (2018).
2.  Cooling reverses pathological spontaneous firing caused by mild traumatic injury (Barlow et al 2018)
"Mild traumatic injury can modify the key sodium (Na+) current underlying the excitability of neurons. It causes the activation and inactivation properties of this current to become shifted to more negative trans-membrane voltages. This so-called coupled left shift (CLS) leads to a chronic influx of Na+ into the cell that eventually causes spontaneous or “ectopic” firing along the axon, even in the absence of stimuli. The bifurcations underlying this enhanced excitability have been worked out in full ionic models of this effect. Here, we present computational evidence that increased temperature T can exacerbate this pathological state. Conversely, and perhaps of clinical relevance, mild cooling is shown to move the naturally quiescent cell further away from the threshold of ectopic behavior. ..."
3.  Dynamics of sleep oscillations coupled to brain temperature on multiple scales (Csernai et al 2019)
"Every form of neural activity depends on temperature, yet its relationship to brain rhythms is poorly understood. In this work we examined how sleep spindles are influenced by changing brain temperatures and how brain temperature is influenced by sleep oscillations. We employed a novel thermoelectrode designed for measuring temperature while recording neural activity. We found that spindle frequency is positively correlated and duration negatively correlated with brain temperature. Local heating of the thalamus replicated the temperature dependence of spindle parameters in the heated area only, suggesting biophysical rather than global modulatory mechanisms, a finding also supported by a thalamic network model. Finally, we show that switches between oscillatory states also influence brain temperature on a shorter and smaller scale. Epochs of paradoxical sleep as well as the infra-slow oscillation were associated with brain temperature fluctuations below 0.2°C. Our results highlight that brain temperature is massively intertwined with sleep oscillations on various time scales."
4.  FHF2KO and Wild-Type Mouse Cardiomyocyte Strands (Park et al 2020)
Fhf2WT and Fhf2KO mouse ventricular cardiomyocyte models differ only in the inactivation gating of voltage-gated sodium channels. Cardiomyocyte linear strands were constructed by electrically coupling 111 model cells. Action potential conduction through the Fhf2KO strand is blocked by a range of stressors, including temperature elevation or reduction in sodium, calcium, or gap junctional conductance densities. Conduction through the Fhf2WT model strand is resistant to these stresses.
5.  Temperature sensitive axon models (DeMaegd & Stein 2020)
6.  Temperature-Dependent Pyloric Pacemaker Kernel (Caplan JS et al., 2014)
"... Here we demonstrate that biophysical models of channel noise can give rise to two kinds of recently discovered stochastic facilitation effects in a Hodgkin-Huxley-like model of auditory brainstem neurons. The first, known as slope-based stochastic resonance (SBSR), enables phasic neurons to emit action potentials that can encode the slope of inputs that vary slowly relative to key time constants in the model. The second, known as inverse stochastic resonance (ISR), occurs in tonically firing neurons when small levels of noise inhibit tonic firing and replace it with burstlike dynamics. ... our results show that possible associated computational benefits may occur due to channel noise in neurons of the auditory brainstem. ... "
7.  TRPM8-dependent dynamic response in cold thermoreceptors (Olivares et al. 2015)
This model reproduces the dynamic response of cold thermoreceptors, transiently changing the firing rate upon heating or cooling. It also displays the 'static' or adapted firing patterns observed in these receptors.

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