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]
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. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 16 [PubMed]