LTP in cerebellar mossy fiber-granule cell synapses (Saftenku 2002)

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We simulated synaptic transmission and modified a simple model of long-term potentiation (LTP) and long-term depression (LTD) in order to describe long-term plasticity related changes in cerebellar mossy fiber-granule cell synapses. In our model, protein autophosphorylation, leading to the maintenance of long-term plasticity, is controlled by Ca2+ entry through the NMDA receptor channels. The observed nonlinearity in the development of long-term changes of EPSP in granule cells is explained by the difference in the rate constants of two independent autocatalytic processes.
1 . Saftenku EE (2002) A simplified model of long-term plasticity in cerebellar mossy fiber-granule cell synapses. Neurophysiology/Neirofiziologiya 34:216-218
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Model Type: Synapse;
Brain Region(s)/Organism:
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Gap Junctions:
Receptor(s): AMPA; NMDA;
Simulation Environment: NEURON;
Model Concept(s): Simplified Models; Long-term Synaptic Plasticity; Maintenance;
Implementer(s): Saftenku, Elena [esaft at];
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