Midbrain dopamine neuron: firing patterns (Canavier 1999)

Sodium dynamics drives the generation of slow oscillations postulated to underly NMDA-evoked bursting activity.

Model Type: Neuron or other electrically excitable cell; Electrogenic pump

Cell Type(s): Substantia nigra pars compacta DA cell

Currents: Na/K pump

Receptors: NMDA

Model Concept(s): Activity Patterns; Oscillations; Sodium pump

Simulation Environment: NEURON

Implementer(s): Canavier, CC


Canavier CC. (1999). Sodium dynamics underlying burst firing and putative mechanisms for the regulation of the firing pattern in midbrain dopamine neurons: a computational approach. Journal of computational neuroscience. 6 [PubMed]

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