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Modeling intrinsic electrophysiology of AII amacrine cells: preliminary results

Nick Apollo, David B Grayden, Anthony N Burkitt, Hamish Meffin, Tatiana Kameneva

Proceedings of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (EMBC) | IEEE | Published : 2013


In patients who have lost their photoreceptors due to retinal degenerative diseases, it is possible to restore rudimentary vision by electrically stimulating surviving neurons. AII amacrine cells, which reside in the inner plexiform layer, split the signal from rod bipolar cells into ON and OFF cone pathways. As a result, it is of interest to develop a computational model to aid in the understanding of how these cells respond to the electrical stimulation delivered by a prosthetic implant. The aim of this work is to develop and constrain parameters in a single-compartment model of an AII amacrine cell using data from whole-cell patch clamp recordings. This model will be used to explore respo..

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