T channel currents (Vitko et al 2005)

Computer simulations predict that seven of the SNPs would increase firing of neurons, with three of them inducing oscillations at similar frequencises. 3 representative models from the paper have been submited: a wild-type (WT) recombinant Cav3.2 T-channel, and two of the mutants described in the Vitko et al., 2005 paper (C456S and R788C). See the paper for more and details.

Model Type: Channel/Receptor

Currents: I T low threshold

Model Concept(s): Ion Channel Kinetics; Epilepsy

Simulation Environment: NEURON


Vitko I et al. (2005). Functional characterization and neuronal modeling of the effects of childhood absence epilepsy variants of CACNA1H, a T-type calcium channel. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience 25 [PubMed]