Irregular spiking in NMDA-driven prefrontal cortex neurons (Durstewitz and Gabriel 2006)

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Slow N-Methyl-D-aspartic acid (NMDA) synaptic currents are assumed to strongly contribute to the persistently elevated firing rates observed in prefrontal cortex (PFC) during working memory. During persistent activity, spiking of many neurons is highly irregular. ... The highest interspike-interval (ISI) variability occurred in a transition regime where the subthreshold membrane potential distribution shifts from mono- to bimodality, ... Predictability within irregular ISI series was significantly higher than expected from a noise-driven linear process, indicating that it might best be described through complex (potentially chaotic) nonlinear deterministic processes. Accordingly, the phenomena observed in vitro could be reproduced in purely deterministic biophysical model neurons. High spiking irregularity in these models emerged within a chaotic, close-to-bifurcation regime characterized by a shift of the membrane potential distribution from mono- to bimodality and by similar ISI return maps as observed in vitro. ... NMDA-induced irregular dynamics may have important implications for computational processes during working memory and neural coding.
Reference:
1 . Durstewitz D, Gabriel T (2007) Dynamical basis of irregular spiking in NMDA-driven prefrontal cortex neurons. Cereb Cortex 17:894-908 [PubMed]
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Model Type: Realistic Network;
Brain Region(s)/Organism: Neocortex; Prefrontal cortex (PFC);
Cell Type(s): Neocortex V1 L6 pyramidal corticothalamic GLU cell;
Channel(s): I Na,p; I Na,t; I L high threshold; I K; I Potassium;
Gap Junctions:
Receptor(s): GabaA; AMPA; NMDA;
Gene(s):
Transmitter(s):
Simulation Environment: NEURON; MATLAB;
Model Concept(s): Activity Patterns; Working memory; Calcium dynamics; Bifurcation;
Implementer(s): Durstewitz, Daniel [daniel.durstewitz at plymouth.ac.uk];
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/* Simulation code from Durstewitz & Gabriel (2006), "Dynamical basis of */
/* irregular spiking in NMDA-driven prefrontal cortex neurons", Cerebral */
/* Cortex                                                                */


begintemplate IBcell

public soma, dend

create soma, dend

proc init() {
     
     connect soma(1), dend(0)

     soma {
	nseg = 1
	L = 28.618
	diam = 21.840

	insert Naf
	gNafbar_Naf = 117e-3

	insert Nap
	gNapbar_Nap = 1.8e-3

	insert Kdr
	gKdrbar_Kdr = 50e-3

	insert HVA
	gHVAbar_HVA = 0.4e-3

	insert Kc
	gKcbar_Kc = 2.1e-3

	insert Ks
	gKsbar_Ks = 0.08e-3

	insert cadyn
	CAF_cadyn = 600e-9
	tc_cadyn = 250
	}

     dend {
	nseg = 1
	L = 650
        diam = 6.5

	insert Naf
	gNafbar_Naf = 20e-3

	insert Nap
	gNapbar_Nap = 0.8e-3

	insert Kdr
	gKdrbar_Kdr = 14e-3

	insert HVA
	gHVAbar_HVA = 0.8e-3

	insert Kc
	gKcbar_Kc = 2.1e-3

	insert Ks
	gKsbar_Ks = 0.08e-3

	insert nmdac
	gNMDAcbar_nmdac = 0.0e-3

	insert cadyn
	CAF_cadyn = 600e-9
	tc_cadyn = 120
	}

     forall {
	insert kdyn
	insert pas
      	cm = 1.2     /* microF/cm2 */
	g_pas = 1/30000  /* mho/cm2 */
        e_pas = -70
	Ra = 150        /* ohm-cm */
	}

     dend {
        cm=cm*1.92
        g_pas=g_pas*1.92
	}

     cao0_ca_ion = 2  /* mM */
     cai0_ca_ion = 50e-6   /* mM */
     ko0_k_ion = 3.82  /* mM */
     ki0_k_ion = 140   /* mM */
}

endtemplate IBcell

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