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Possible role of backpropagating action potentials in corticospinal neurons in I-wave periodicity following a TMS pulse
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    Journal article
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    Ugawa Y, Rothwell JC, Paulus W
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    Neuroscience Research
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    Published online
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    Dendric computation Backpropagation activated coupling, I wave, Motor cortex, TMS, dendrite
A single pulse of TMS or direct electric stimulation over M1 causes repetitive synchronized firing of corticospinal tract (CST) neurons. Two mechanisms for the repetitive firing have been proposed: a cascade of synaptic inputs to the pyramidal neurons and a single reverberating circuit of interneurons. Here, we propose another possibility in which bursting of CST neurons is produced by dendritic Ca2+-spikes. Backpropagation of the initial action potential (I1-wave) from the soma interacts with synaptic input in the dendrites to initiate a dendritic calcium spike. These Ca2+-spikes produce a burst of somatic action potentials that starts about 1.5 ms after the initial discharge of the neuron, which may produce the later I-waves.
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