Journal of Computational Neuroscience

, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 185–192 | Cite as

On the Integration of Subthreshold Inputs from Perforant Path and Schaffer Collaterals in Hippocampal CA1 Pyramidal Neurons

  • Michele Migliore


Using a realistic model of a CA1 hippocampal pyramidal neuron, we make experimentally testable predictions on the roles of the non-specific cation current, I h , and the A-type Potassium current, I A , in modulating the temporal window for the integration of the two main excitatory afferent pathways of a CA1 neuron, the Schaffer Collaterals and the Perforant Path. The model shows that the experimentally observed increase in the dendritic density of I h and I A could have a major role in constraining the temporal integration window for these inputs, in such a way that a somatic action potential (AP) is elicited only when they are activated with a relative latency consistent with the anatomical arrangement of the hippocampal circuitry.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michele Migliore
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Section of NeurobiologyYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Nat. Res. CouncilInstitute of BiophysicsPalermoItaly

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