We adopted De Schutter and Bower's model as the starting point, then modified the descriptions of several ion channels, such as the P-type Ca channel and the delayed rectifier K channel, and added class-E Ca channels and D-type K channels to the model. Our new model reproduces most of our experimental results and supports the conclusions of our experimental study that class-E Ca channels and D-type K channels are present and functioning in the dendrites of Purkinje neurons.
Model Type: Neuron or other electrically excitable cell
Cell Type(s): Cerebellum Purkinje GABA cell
Model Concept(s): Action Potential Initiation; Activity Patterns; Dendritic Action Potentials; Bursting; Active Dendrites; Influence of Dendritic Geometry; Detailed Neuronal Models; Action Potentials; Calcium dynamics
Simulation Environment: NEURON
Implementer(s): Miyakawa, H [Miyakawa at ls.toyaku.ac.jp]
Miyasho T et al. (2001). Low-threshold potassium channels and a low-threshold calcium channel regulate Ca2+ spike firing in the dendrites of cerebellar Purkinje neurons: a modeling study. Brain research. 891 [PubMed]