Novel Na current with slow de-inactivation (Tsutsui, Oka 2002)

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Accession:18742
The authors found a novel Na current in teleost thalamic nuclei was well described by the m^3 h Hodgkin-Huxley model. The kinetic parameters derived from their experiments (see the reference for details) revealed that the h gate had a large time constant (~100ms at -80 to -50mV). This explains the thalamic neurons long refractory period and the gradual recovery of AP amplitude as the inter spike interval grows.
Reference:
1 . Tsutsui H, Oka Y (2002) Slow removal of Na(+) channel inactivation underlies the temporal filtering property in the teleost thalamic neurons. J Physiol 539:743-53 [PubMed]
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Model Type: Channel/Receptor;
Brain Region(s)/Organism:
Cell Type(s): Teleost thalamic neuron;
Channel(s): I Na,t; I K; I Sodium; I Potassium;
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Simulation Environment: NEURON;
Model Concept(s): Activity Patterns; Ion Channel Kinetics; Axonal Action Potentials; Action Potentials;
Implementer(s): Tsutsui, H ;
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load_file("nrngui.hoc")
strdef tstr

xpanel("Figures for Tsutsui and Oka 2002")
xradiobutton("6A", "restart(\"fig6A\")")
xradiobutton("6B", "restart(\"fig6B\")")
xradiobutton("7A", "restart(\"fig7A\")")
xpanel(5,100)

pwmcnt = PWManager[0].count // the initial gui should not be dismissed

proc restart() {local i
	objref graphItem, save_window_
	for i=0, n_graph_lists-1 {
		graphList[i].remove_all()
	}
	flush_list.remove_all()
	fast_flush_list.remove_all()
	doNotify()
	for (i= PWManager[0].count-1; i >= pwmcnt; i -= 1) {
		PWManager[0].close(i)
		doNotify()
	}
	forall {delete_section()}
	print "starting with"
	topology()
	stoprun = 0
	sprint(tstr, "%s.hoc", $s1)
	load_file(1, tstr)
}

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