In a realistic model of two electrically connected mitral cells, the paper shows that the somatically-measured experimental properties of Gap Junctions (GJs) may correspond to a variety of different local coupling strengths and dendritic distributions of GJs in the tuft. The model suggests that the propagation of the GJ-induced local tuft depolarization is a major mechanim for intraglomerular synchronization of mitral cells.
Model Type: Realistic Network
Region(s) or Organism(s): Olfactory bulb
Cell Type(s): Olfactory bulb main mitral GLU cell
Simulation Environment: NEURON
Implementer(s): Migliore, Michele [Michele.Migliore at Yale.edu]