Spike propagation and bouton activation in terminal arborizations (Luscher, Shiner 1990)


Action potential propagation in axons with bifurcations involving short collaterals with synaptic boutons has been simulated ... The architecture of the terminal arborizations has a profound effect on the activation pattern of synapses, suggesting that terminal arborizations not only distribute neural information to postsynaptic cells but may also be able to process neural information presynaptically. Please see paper for details.

Model Type: Axon

Currents: I Na,t; I K

Model Concept(s): Action Potential Initiation; Detailed Neuronal Models; Axonal Action Potentials; Action Potentials; Invertebrate

Simulation Environment: SNNAP

Implementer(s): Baxter, Douglas

References:

L├╝scher HR, Shiner JS. (1990). Computation of action potential propagation and presynaptic bouton activation in terminal arborizations of different geometries. Biophys J 58 [PubMed]