Thalamic reticular neurons: the role of Ca currents (Destexhe et al 1996)


The experiments and modeling reported in this paper show how intrinsic bursting properties of RE cells may be explained by dendritic calcium currents.

Model Type: Neuron or other electrically excitable cell

Cell Type(s): Thalamus reticular nucleus GABA cell

Currents: I Na,t; I T low threshold; I K; I Sodium; I Calcium; I Potassium

Model Concept(s): Action Potential Initiation; Dendritic Action Potentials; Bursting; Simplified Models; Active Dendrites; Influence of Dendritic Geometry; Detailed Neuronal Models; Action Potentials; Calcium dynamics

Simulation Environment: NEURON

Implementer(s): Destexhe, Alain [Destexhe at iaf.cnrs-gif.fr]

References:

Destexhe A, Contreras D, Steriade M, Sejnowski TJ, Huguenard JR. (1996). In vivo, in vitro, and computational analysis of dendritic calcium currents in thalamic reticular neurons. J Neurosci 16 [PubMed]