This is the readme for the model associated with paper

Crook SM, Dur-E-Ahmad M, Baer SM (2007) A model of activity-dependent
changes in dendritic spine density and spine structure. Math Biosci
Eng 4:617-31

These matlab files were supplied by Dr Sharon Crook.


After extracting the archive start matlab and cd to the mbe folder
created by expanding the archive Run with the command

run run_sp

After finishing (7 minutes on a 3 GHz 2007 Pentium 4) the program
reproduces figure 8 from the paper, for example the spine head voltage:


and the Ca concentration:


A figure8 data file is also created that stores these traces.