This study investigates the role of feedforward and feedback inhibition in maintaining the balance between D1 and D2 MSNs of the striatum. The synchronized firing of FSIs are found to be critical in this mechanism and specifically the gap junction connections between FSIs.
Model Type: Realistic Network
Cell Type(s): Neostriatum medium spiny direct pathway GABA cell; Neostriatum medium spiny indirect pathway GABA cell; Neostriatum fast spiking interneuron
Model Concept(s): Detailed Neuronal Models; Parkinson's
Simulation Environment: GENESIS
Implementer(s): Blackwell, Avrama [avrama at gmu.edu]; Damodaran, Sriraman [dsriraman at gmail.com]
Damodaran S, Evans RC, Blackwell KT. (2014). Synchronized firing of fast-spiking interneurons is critical to maintain balanced firing between direct and indirect pathway neurons of the striatum. Journal of neurophysiology 111 [PubMed]