Documentation for Release 2024.2

# ABC Parameterization of the Hodgkin-Huxley Model

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This tutorial describes how to download and execute the Approximate Bayesian Computation code
for inference on the Hodgkin-Huxley model as described in “Hodgkin-Huxley revisited: reparameterization and identifiability analysis of the classic action potential model with approximate Bayesian methods”,
*J. R. Soc. Interface* 2:150499, 2015.

### Installation

This project requires the Functional Curation add-on to Chaste in order to run, which in turn requires the Chaste source tree to be installed. To install these dependencies, follow the installation instructions in the Functional Curation paper tutorial. In addition, you will need the dependencies for the new Python implementation detailed at FunctionalCuration/PythonImplementation.

Afterwards, obtain the latest version of the project code from the Chaste repository using:

Use your email address as the password for the ‘anonymous’ account.

### Usage

Source code for the ABC-SMC parameter fitting algorithm is contained in the `src`

folder.
Python scripts for performing inference on both the simplified and full Hodgkin-Huxley
model can be found in `tests`

.
All functional curation protocol files can be found in `tests/protocols`

, while the
annotated CellML model file can be found in the top-level project directory as
`hodgkin_huxley.cellml`

.

A description of important files and their contents follows below:

`src/fitting.py`

contains the implementation of ABC-SMC with adaptive error shrinking.`src/HodgkinHuxley.py`

contains accessors for voltage clamp experimental data digitized

from the original 1952 publication. Used for all fitting experiments.

`tests/HodgkinHuxleyFittingABC_simple.py`

contains the python script for performing

inference on the simplified models of potassium (2 parameters) and sodium (4 parameters) conductance.

`tests/HodgkinHuxleyFittingABC.py`

contains the python script for performing

inference on the full models of potassium (5 parameters) and sodium (9 parameters) conductance.

`tests/ProbabalisticAP`

generates graphs of differential response of models parameterized

according to a sample ABC posterior estimate of sodium/potassium conductance when subjected to more complex voltage protocols.

To generate ABC posterior estimates for the six-parameter simplified Hodgkin-Huxley model as described in the paper, use:

To generate ABC posterior estimates for the 14-parameter full Hodgkin-Huxley model as described in the paper, use:

To see verbose output on the progress of the ABC algorithm, add the flag `no_store_results=1`

to the `scons`

commands above.
Note however that this will prevent storing a copy of the output on disk.

**TODO:** Check that the above commands run on a fresh install.

**TODO:** Information on producing each graph in the paper.