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L5b PC model constrained for BAC firing and perisomatic current step firing (Hay et al., 2011)

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"... L5b pyramidal cells have been the subject of extensive experimental and modeling studies, yet conductance-based models of these cells that faithfully reproduce both their perisomatic Na+-spiking behavior as well as key dendritic active properties, including Ca2+ spikes and back-propagating action potentials, are still lacking. Based on a large body of experimental recordings from both the soma and dendrites of L5b pyramidal cells in adult rats, we characterized key features of the somatic and dendritic firing and quantified their statistics. We used these features to constrain the density of a set of ion channels over the soma and dendritic surface via multi-objective optimization with an evolutionary algorithm, thus generating a set of detailed conductance-based models that faithfully replicate the back-propagating action potential activated Ca2+ spike firing and the perisomatic firing response to current steps, as well as the experimental variability of the properties. ... The models we present provide several experimentally-testable predictions and can serve as a powerful tool for theoretical investigations of the contribution of single-cell dynamics to network activity and its computational capabilities. "
1 . Hay E, Hill S, Schürmann F, Markram H, Segev I (2011) Models of neocortical layer 5b pyramidal cells capturing a wide range of dendritic and perisomatic active properties. PLoS Comput Biol 7:e1002107 [PubMed]
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Model Type: Neuron or other electrically excitable cell;
Brain Region(s)/Organism: Neocortex;
Cell Type(s): Neocortex L5/6 pyramidal GLU cell;
Channel(s): I Na,p; I Na,t; I L high threshold; I T low threshold; I A; I M; I h; I K,Ca; I Calcium; I A, slow;
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Simulation Environment: NEURON;
Model Concept(s): Parameter Fitting; Active Dendrites; Detailed Neuronal Models;
Implementer(s): Hay, Etay [etay.hay at];
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// Author: Etay Hay, 2011
//    Models of Neocortical Layer 5b Pyramidal Cells Capturing a Wide Range of
//    Dendritic and Perisomatic Active Properties
//    (Hay et al., PLoS Computational Biology, 2011) 
// Model of L5 Pyramidal Cell, constrained both for BAC firing and Current Step Firing

begintemplate L5PCbiophys
public biophys

proc biophys() {
	forsec $o1.all {
	  insert pas
		cm = 1
		Ra = 100
		e_pas = -90

  forsec $o1.somatic {
	  insert Ca_LVAst 
	  insert Ca_HVA 
	  insert SKv3_1 
	  insert SK_E2 
	  insert K_Tst 
	  insert K_Pst 
	  insert Nap_Et2 
	  insert NaTa_t
		insert CaDynamics_E2
		insert Ih
		ek = -85
		ena = 50
		gIhbar_Ih = 0.0002
    g_pas = 0.0000338 
  	decay_CaDynamics_E2 = 460.0 
  	gamma_CaDynamics_E2 = 0.000501 
  	gCa_LVAstbar_Ca_LVAst = 0.00343 
  	gCa_HVAbar_Ca_HVA = 0.000992 
  	gSKv3_1bar_SKv3_1 = 0.693 
  	gSK_E2bar_SK_E2 = 0.0441 
  	gK_Tstbar_K_Tst = 0.0812 
  	gK_Pstbar_K_Pst = 0.00223 
  	gNap_Et2bar_Nap_Et2 = 0.00172 
  	gNaTa_tbar_NaTa_t = 2.04 

	forsec $o1.apical {
		cm = 2
		insert Ih
  	insert SK_E2 
  	insert Ca_LVAst 
  	insert Ca_HVA 
  	insert SKv3_1 
  	insert NaTa_t 
  	insert Im 
  	insert CaDynamics_E2
		ek = -85
		ena = 50
    decay_CaDynamics_E2 = 122 
    gamma_CaDynamics_E2 = 0.000509 
    gSK_E2bar_SK_E2 = 0.0012 
  	gSKv3_1bar_SKv3_1 = 0.000261 
  	gNaTa_tbar_NaTa_t = 0.0213 
  	gImbar_Im = 0.0000675 
  	g_pas = 0.0000589 
  forsec $o1.basal {
		cm = 2
		insert Ih
		gIhbar_Ih = 0.0002
  	g_pas = 0.0000467 

  forsec $o1.axonal {
  	g_pas = 0.0000325 

endtemplate L5PCbiophys

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