Effect of the initial synaptic state on the probability to induce LTP and LTD (Migliore et al. 2015)

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NEURON mod files from the paper: M. Migliore, et al. (2015). In this paper, we investigate the possibility that the experimental protocols on synaptic plasticity may result in different consequences (e.g., LTD instead of LTP), according to the initial conditions of the stimulated synapses, and can generate confusing results. Using biophysical models of synaptic plasticity and hippocampal CA1 pyramidal neurons, we study how, why, and to what extent EPSPs observed at the soma after induction of LTP/LTD reflects the actual (local) synaptic state. The model and the results suggest a physiologically plausible explanation of why LTD induction is experimentally difficult, and they offer experimentally testable predictions on the stimulation protocols that may be more effective.
Reference:
1 . Migliore M, De Simone G, Migliore R (2015) Effect of the initial synaptic state on the probability to induce long-term potentiation and depression. Biophys J 108:1038-46 [PubMed]
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Model Type: Synapse; Dendrite;
Brain Region(s)/Organism: Hippocampus;
Cell Type(s): Hippocampus CA1 pyramidal GLU cell;
Channel(s): I Na,t; I A; I K; I h;
Gap Junctions:
Receptor(s): AMPA;
Gene(s):
Transmitter(s): Glutamate;
Simulation Environment: NEURON;
Model Concept(s): Long-term Synaptic Plasticity;
Implementer(s): Migliore, Michele [Michele.Migliore at Yale.edu]; Migliore, Rosanna [rosanna.migliore at cnr.it];
Search NeuronDB for information about:  Hippocampus CA1 pyramidal GLU cell; AMPA; I Na,t; I A; I K; I h; Glutamate;
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TITLE I-h channel from Magee 1998 for distal dendrites

UNITS {
	(mA) = (milliamp)
	(mV) = (millivolt)

}

PARAMETER {
	v 		(mV)
        ehd  		(mV)        
	celsius 	(degC)
	ghdbar=.0001 	(mho/cm2)
        vhalfl=-81   	(mV)
	kl=-8
        vhalft=-75   	(mV)
        a0t=0.011      	(/ms)
        zetat=2.2    	(1)
        gmt=.4   	(1)
	q10=4.5
	qtl=1
}


NEURON {
	SUFFIX hd
	NONSPECIFIC_CURRENT i
        RANGE ghdbar, vhalfl
        GLOBAL linf,taul
}

STATE {
        l
}

ASSIGNED {
	i (mA/cm2)
        linf      
        taul
        ghd
}

INITIAL {
	rate(v)
	l=linf
}


BREAKPOINT {
	SOLVE states METHOD cnexp
	ghd = ghdbar*l
	i = ghd*(v-ehd)

}


FUNCTION alpt(v(mV)) {
  alpt = exp(0.0378*zetat*(v-vhalft)) 
}

FUNCTION bett(v(mV)) {
  bett = exp(0.0378*zetat*gmt*(v-vhalft)) 
}

DERIVATIVE states {     : exact when v held constant; integrates over dt step
        rate(v)
        l' =  (linf - l)/taul
}

PROCEDURE rate(v (mV)) { :callable from hoc
        LOCAL a,qt
        qt=q10^((celsius-33)/10)
        a = alpt(v)
        linf = 1/(1 + exp(-(v-vhalfl)/kl))
:       linf = 1/(1+ alpl(v))
        taul = bett(v)/(qtl*qt*a0t*(1+a))
}















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