Place the two scripts below and the CalC executable in the same directory before running the MATLAB script FCTdemo.m. This script calls the CalC script and plots the data produced by CalC. Make sure to use the correct CalC executable name in the script.

 FCTdemo.m This MATLAB script executes CalC script FCT.par below at each iteration of the for-loop, passing the total buffer concentration varied within this loop as a command-line parameter:

 FCT.par This CalC script simulates Ca2+ at 80 nm from a channel cluster in response to a five-pulse train

This MATLAB script should produce the following figure demonstrating non-monotonic dependence of facilitation by buffer saturation on the total Ca2+ concentration:
Note that the Windows version of MATLAB has a strange bug where the system command may sometimes stop working for no apparent reason; in this case I recommend running MATLAB in command-line mode (matlab -nosplash -nojvm -nodesktop), which seems to always solve this problem.

Supported in part by the National Science Foundation grant DMS 0817703 to Victor Matveev

Victor Matveev
Last modified: Dec 17, 2012