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Solutions for transients in arbitrarily branching cables: III. Voltage clamp problems

Major, G. ORCID: 1993. Solutions for transients in arbitrarily branching cables: III. Voltage clamp problems. Biophysical Journal 65 (1) , pp. 469-491. 10.1016/S0006-3495(93)81039-7

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Branched cable voltage recording and voltage clamp analytical solutions derived in two previous papers are used to explore practical issues concerning voltage clamp. Single exponentials can be fitted reasonably well to the decay phase of clamped synaptic currents, although they contain many underlying components. The effective time constant depends on the fit interval. The smoothing effects on synaptic clamp currents of dendritic cables and series resistance are explored with a single cylinder + soma model, for inputs with different time courses. "Soma" and "cable" charging currents cannot be separated easily when the soma is much smaller than the dendrites. Subtractive soma capacitance compensation and series resistance compensation are discussed. In a hippocampal CA1 pyramidal neurone model, voltage control at most dendritic sites is extremely poor. Parameter dependencies are illustrated. The effects of series resistance compound those of dendritic cables and depend on the "effective capacitance" of the cell. Plausible combinations of parameters can cause order-of-magnitude distortions to clamp current waveform measures of simulated Schaeffer collateral inputs. These voltage clamp problems are unlikely to be solved by the use of switch clamp methods.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Biosciences
Publisher: Biophysical Society
ISSN: 0006-3495
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2022 08:15

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