Model of Substantia Nigra pars Compacta Dopamine Neuron. 'Toy' morphology with 4 dendrites, one of which is the axon-bearing dendrite, with an axon branching from it. The axon is a short 'axon initial segment' compartment, followed by a longer 'axon'. 727 parameter sets for ion channel conductance and kinetic parameters were found using evolutionary optimization, all of which are viable candidates representing a plausible model of a SNc DA.
Model Type: Neuron or other electrically excitable cell
Region(s) or Organism(s): Basal ganglia
Cell Type(s): Substantia nigra pars compacta DA cell
Simulation Environment: NEURON
Implementer(s): Rumbell, Tim [timrumbell at gmail.com]