Simplified AMPA, NMDA, GABAA, and GABAB receptor models useful for building networks are described in a book chapter. One reference paper synthesizes a comprehensive general description of synaptic transmission with Markov kinetic models which is applicable to modeling ion channels, synaptic release, and all receptors. Also a simple introduction to this method is given in a seperate paper Destexhe et al Neural Comput 6:14-18 , 1994). More information and papers at http://cns.iaf.cnrs-gif.fr/Main.html and through email: Destexhe@iaf.cnrs-gif.fr
Model Type: Synapse
Simulation Environment: NEURON
Destexhe A, Mainen ZF, Sejnowski TJ. (1994). Synthesis of models for excitable membranes, synaptic transmission and neuromodulation using a common kinetic formalism. Journal of computational neuroscience. 1 [PubMed]
Sejnowski TJ, Destexhe A, Mainen ZF. (1998). Kinetic models of synaptic transmission Methods In Neuronal Modeling.