Effects of increasing CREB on storage and recall processes in a CA1 network (Bianchi et al. 2014)

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Several recent results suggest that boosting the CREB pathway improves hippocampal-dependent memory in healthy rodents and restores this type of memory in an AD mouse model. However, not much is known about how CREB-dependent neuronal alterations in synaptic strength, excitability and LTP can boost memory formation in the complex architecture of a neuronal network. Using a model of a CA1 microcircuit, we investigate whether hippocampal CA1 pyramidal neuron properties altered by increasing CREB activity may contribute to improve memory storage and recall. With a set of patterns presented to a network, we find that the pattern recall quality under AD-like conditions is significantly better when boosting CREB function with respect to control. The results are robust and consistent upon increasing the synaptic damage expected by AD progression, supporting the idea that the use of CREB-based therapies could provide a new approach to treat AD.
Reference:
1 . Bianchi D, De Michele P, Marchetti C, Tirozzi B, Cuomo S, Marie H, Migliore M (2014) Effects of increasing CREB-dependent transcription on the storage and recall processes in a hippocampal CA1 microcircuit. Hippocampus 24:165-77 [PubMed]
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Model Type: Realistic Network;
Brain Region(s)/Organism:
Cell Type(s): Hippocampus CA1 pyramidal GLU cell; Hippocampus CA1 interneuron oriens alveus GABA cell; Hippocampus CA1 basket cell;
Channel(s): I Na,t; I A; I K; I M; I h; I K,Ca; I Calcium; I_AHP; I Cl, leak; Ca pump;
Gap Junctions:
Receptor(s): GabaA; GabaB; AMPA; NMDA;
Gene(s):
Transmitter(s): Gaba; Glutamate;
Simulation Environment: NEURON;
Model Concept(s): STDP; Aging/Alzheimer`s; Depolarization block; Storage/recall; CREB;
Implementer(s): Bianchi, Daniela [danielabianchi12 -at- gmail.com]; De Michele, Pasquale [pasquale.demichele at unina.it];
Search NeuronDB for information about:  Hippocampus CA1 pyramidal GLU cell; Hippocampus CA1 interneuron oriens alveus GABA cell; GabaA; GabaB; AMPA; NMDA; I Na,t; I A; I K; I M; I h; I K,Ca; I Calcium; I_AHP; I Cl, leak; Ca pump; Gaba; Glutamate;
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TITLE decay of internal calcium concentration
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: Internal calcium concentration due to calcium currents and pump.
: Differential equations.
:
: Simple model of ATPase pump with 3 kinetic constants (Destexhe 92)
:     Cai + P <-> CaP -> Cao + P  (k1,k2,k3)
: A Michaelis-Menten approximation is assumed, which reduces the complexity
: of the system to 2 parameters: 
:       kt = <tot enzyme concentration> * k3  -> TIME CONSTANT OF THE PUMP
:	kd = k2/k1 (dissociation constant)    -> EQUILIBRIUM CALCIUM VALUE
: The values of these parameters are chosen assuming a high affinity of 
: the pump to calcium and a low transport capacity (cfr. Blaustein, 
: TINS, 11: 438, 1988, and references therein).  
:
: Units checked using "modlunit" -> factor 10000 needed in ca entry
:
: VERSION OF PUMP + DECAY (decay can be viewed as simplified buffering)
:
: All variables are range variables
:
:
: This mechanism was published in:  Destexhe, A. Babloyantz, A. and 
: Sejnowski, TJ.  Ionic mechanisms for intrinsic slow oscillations in
: thalamic relay neurons. Biophys. J. 65: 1538-1552, 1993)
:
: Written by Alain Destexhe, Salk Institute, Nov 12, 1992
:
: This file was modified by Yiota Poirazi (poirazi@LNC.usc.edu) on April 18, 2001 to account for the sharp
: Ca++ spike repolarization observed in: Golding, N. Jung H-Y., Mickus T. and Spruston N
: "Dendritic Calcium Spike Initiation and Repolarization are controlled by distinct potassium channel
: subtypes in CA1 pyramidal neurons". J. of Neuroscience 19(20) 8789-8798, 1999.
:
:  factor 10000 is replaced by 10000/18 needed in ca entry
:  taur --rate of calcium removal-- is replaced by taur*7 (7 times faster) 


INDEPENDENT {t FROM 0 TO 1 WITH 1 (ms)}

NEURON {
	SUFFIX cad
	USEION ca READ ica, cai WRITE cai	
        RANGE ca
	GLOBAL depth,cainf,taur
}

UNITS {
	(molar) = (1/liter)			: moles do not appear in units
	(mM)	= (millimolar)
	(um)	= (micron)
	(mA)	= (milliamp)
	(msM)	= (ms mM)
	FARADAY = (faraday) (coulomb)
}


PARAMETER {
	depth	= .1	(um)		: depth of shell
	taur	= 200	(ms)		: rate of calcium removal
	cainf	= 100e-6(mM)
	cai		(mM)
}

STATE {
	ca		(mM) 
}

INITIAL {
	ca = cainf
}

ASSIGNED {
	ica		(mA/cm2)
	drive_channel	(mM/ms)
}
	
BREAKPOINT {
	SOLVE state METHOD cnexp
}

DERIVATIVE state { 

	drive_channel =  - (10000) * ica / (2 * FARADAY * depth)
	if (drive_channel <= 0.) { drive_channel = 0.  }   : cannot pump inward 
         
	ca' = drive_channel/18 + (cainf-ca)/(taur*7)
      : ca' = drive_channel/20 + (cainf -ca)/(taur*9)
       
  

	cai = ca
}







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