Modelling the STDP symmetry-to-asymmetry transition in the presence of GABAergic inhibition

Cutsuridis, Vassilis, Cobb, Stuart and Graham, Bruce (2009) Modelling the STDP symmetry-to-asymmetry transition in the presence of GABAergic inhibition. 2009 . ISSN 1210-0552

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Experimental studies have shown a symmetry-to-asymmetry transition of the spike-timing dependent plasticity (STDP) curve exists in the proximal stratum ntdiatum (SR) dendrite of the hippocampal CAl pyramidal neuron, which is probably due to the presence of GABAergic inhibition. A recent computational model predicted that symmetry-to-asymmetry transition is strongly dependent on the frequency and conductance value of GABA inhibition and that the largest long term potentiation (LTP) value and the two distinct long-term depression (LTD) tails of the symmetrical STDP curve are centred at +10 ms, +40 ms and ~10 ms, respectively. In the present paper, we continue to investigate even further via computer simulations the effects of gamma frequency inhibition and its conductance value to the symmetry-to-asymmetry transition of the STDP profile in the SR dendrite and predict that the transition is even more robust when there is a t,cmporal offset betwern the onsets of the pre-post excitatory stimulation and the GABAergic inhibition. The largest LTP value and the two distinct LTD tails are inversely proportional to the increase of GABA conductance.

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Keywords:Hippocamp1ls, CA 1 pyramidal nemon, comp7iler model, STDP, GABA, LTP, LTD, calcium
Subjects:B Subjects allied to Medicine > B140 Neuroscience
G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G730 Neural Computing
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:27710
Deposited On:18 Jul 2017 14:44

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