"The pre-Botzinger complex (pBC) is a vital subcircuit of the
respiratory central pattern generator. Although the existence of
neurons with pacemaker-like bursting properties in this network is not
questioned, their role in network rhythmogenesis is
We modeled the parameter
variability of experimental data from pBC bursting pacemaker and
nonpacemaker neurons using a modified version of our previously
developed pBC neuron and network models.
The paper contains network modeling results that are not represented in this model entry. Only the neuron models are included in this modeldb entry.
Purvis LK, Smith JC, Koizumi H, Butera RJ (2007) Intrinsic bursters increase the robustness of rhythm generation in an excitatory network. J Neurophysiol 97:1515-26 [PubMed]