Olfactory bulb network model of gamma oscillations (Bathellier et al. 2006; Lagier et al. 2007)

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This model implements a network of 100 mitral cells connected with asynchronous inhibitory "synapses" that is meant to reproduce the GABAergic transmission of ensembles of connected granule cells. For appropriate parameters of this special synapse the model generates gamma oscillations with properties very similar to what is observed in olfactory bulb slices (See Bathellier et al. 2006, Lagier et al. 2007). Mitral cells are modeled as single compartment neurons with a small number of different voltage gated channels. Parameters were tuned to reproduce the fast subthreshold oscillation of the membrane potential observed experimentally (see Desmaisons et al. 1999).
References:
1 . Bathellier B, Lagier S, Faure P, Lledo PM (2006) Circuit properties generating gamma oscillations in a network model of the olfactory bulb. J Neurophysiol 95:2678-91 [PubMed]
2 . Lagier S, Panzanelli P, Russo RE, Nissant A, Bathellier B, Sassoè-Pognetto M, Fritschy JM, Lledo PM (2007) GABAergic inhibition at dendrodendritic synapses tunes gamma oscillations in the olfactory bulb. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:7259-64 [PubMed]
3 . Bathellier B, Lagier S, Faure P, Lledo PM (2006) Corrigendum for Bathellier et al., J Neurophysiol 95 (4) 2678-2691. J Neurophysiol 95:3961-3962
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Model Type: Realistic Network;
Brain Region(s)/Organism: Olfactory bulb;
Cell Type(s): Olfactory bulb main mitral GLU cell;
Channel(s): I Na,p; I Na,t; I A; I K;
Gap Junctions:
Receptor(s): GabaA;
Gene(s):
Transmitter(s):
Simulation Environment: C or C++ program;
Model Concept(s): Oscillations; Delay; Olfaction;
Implementer(s):
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/**************************************************************************

	AlphaSyn.h													JJS 9/13/95
	
		part of CONICAL, the Computational Neuroscience Class Library
	
	This file implements a classic "alpha function" synapse.  When the
	voltage in the presynaptic compartment (i.e., the VSource) exceeds
	a threshold Vthresh, the alpha function is initiated.  A fixed
	conductance change ensues, following a double exponential specified
	by tau1 and tau2.  The function cannot be started again until
	refractTime has passed.

	Requires:
		Synapse			-- base class
		
**************************************************************************/

#ifndef ALPHASYNS_H
#define ALPHASYNS_H
#include<math.h>
#include "Synapse.h"

class AlphaSynS : public Synapse
{
  public:
     
	AlphaSynS( VSink *pTo, VSource *pComp, real pMaxG=0, real pLat=0, real pPr0=0 )		// constructor
	: Synapse( pTo, pComp, pMaxG ), tau1(0), tau2(0), Lat(pLat), SynEv(0), Pr0(pPr0) {}
	
	virtual void Step( const real dt );		// update Pr
    virtual void Init(const real dt);
    
    
//Setter
	
	real GetgMax(real dt){
                            
           real dtau = tau1-tau2;
           return  (exp(- tau2 /dtau *log(tau1/tau2)) - exp(-tau1 /dtau *log(tau1/tau2)))*dt/dtau ; 
             
    }
	
    
// public variables (function parameters)
	
	real tau1, tau2, gMax;	// time constants and maximum of function alpha
    real Lat;
    int Nmem;
    real Gk0;
    real Pr0,PrInter;
    real X,Y;
    int SynEv;
};

#endif

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