Can I import a neuron model into CellBuilder?

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elaine_gao
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Can I import a neuron model into CellBuilder?

Post by elaine_gao » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:20 pm

Hello, I used NEURON software to simulate the modeling of neurons. In the simulation process encountered two quick questions to be solved, I hope to get help, thank you.
1. I have downloaded the geometry of the required neurons at http://neuromorpho.org/, how do I import this model into NEURON and save it as a .mod format in NEURON?
2. If I have a neuron model file that has been downloaded.mod, how do I import this file into the GUI tool and use CellBuild to set the parameters of the model? If this .mod file exists in a specific directory, can it be imported into CellBuild?
Thank you for your help!

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Re: Can I import a neuron model into CellBuilder?

Post by ted » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:24 am

Regarding your first question--use the Import3d tool. See the Import3d tutorials on the Documentation page of NEURON's web site https://neuron.yale.edu/neuron/docs.

Regarding your second question--the CellBuilder can import detailed morphometric data from an existing model cell. Execute the program that sets up the model cell, then
start a new CellBuilder
click on its Management button
click on the Import button (next to the Hints button)
click on the big gray button labeled "Import"

The CellBuilder will now contain all of the anatomical data from the model cell. You should now save the CellBuilder by itself to a session file; use the Print & File Window Manager to do that (read about it here https://neuron.yale.edu/neuron/static/d ... inting.pdf). Then exit NEURON.

Now you can restart NEURON and load the session file that you just saved, and use the CellBuilder to manage your model cell's properties.

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Re: Can I import a neuron model into CellBuilder?

Post by elaine_gao » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:55 am

I have solved this problem. Thank you very much!

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