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Octopamine increases the excitability of neurons in the snail feeding system by modulation of inward sodium current but not outward potassium currents

Ágnes Vehovszky12, Henriette Szabó1 and Christopher JH Elliott2*

Author Affiliations

1 Balaton Limnological Research Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, PO Box 35, Tihany, H-8237 Hungary.

2 Department of Biology, University of York, PO Box 373, York, YO1 5YW, UK.

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BMC Neuroscience 2005, 6:70  doi:10.1186/1471-2202-6-70

Published: 6 December 2005

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Additional File 1:

Maple worksheet for the ionic currents in the B1 neuron, including graphs of the time constants and equilibrium proportion of gates open ionic currents against holding voltage.

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Additional File 2:

Maple commands for Additional File 1, for non-GUI interfaces.

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Additional File 3:

Maple output from Additional File 1, captured and converted to PDF.

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Additional File 4:

B1_vc.mws. Maple worksheet for voltage clamp simulation of the B1 neuron, in this case stepping from -50 to -10 mV. Maple users can set v0 and v to the holding and pulse potentials (in mV) and run the simulation. The Maple output includes a current / time plot.

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Additional File 5:

B1_vc.mpl. Maple commands from Additional File 3, for non-GUI interfaces.

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B1_time.mws. Maple worksheet for current clamp simulation with the current initially zero and then stepped to 1.6 nA. The output of this worksheet is shown in Appendix 2 and the plot in Fig. 9A.

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Additional File 7:

B1_time.mpl. Maple commands from Additional File 3, for non-GUI interfaces.

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