" ... we employ a novel reduction algorithm to produce a 2 compartment model of the cerebellar Purkinje neuron from a previously published, 1089 compartment model. It runs more than 400 times faster and retains the electrical behavior of the full model. So, it is more suitable for inclusion in large network models, where computational power is a limiting issue. We show the utility of this reduced model by demonstrating that it can replicate the full model’s response to alcohol, which can in turn reproduce experimental recordings from Purkinje neurons following alcohol application. ..."
Model Type: Neuron or other electrically excitable cell
Region(s) or Organism(s): Cerebellum
Cell Type(s): Cerebellum Purkinje GABA cell
Currents: I Na,t; I T low threshold; I A; I K; I K,leak; I M; I h; I K,Ca; I Sodium; I Calcium; I Potassium; I A, slow; I_HERG; Na/Ca exchanger; Na/K pump; I_AHP; I Cl, leak; I Na, leak; I Ca,p; I_KD; Ca pump
Model Concept(s): Activity Patterns; Dendritic Action Potentials; Bursting; Ion Channel Kinetics; Oscillations; Simplified Models; Active Dendrites; Influence of Dendritic Geometry; Detailed Neuronal Models; Sodium pump; Depolarization block; Dendritic Bistability; Markov-type model; Alcohol Use Disorder
Simulation Environment: NEURON
Implementer(s): Forrest, Michael [mikeforrest at hotmail.com]