Modeling Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Chemotactic Networks
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When stimulated by chemoattractants, eukaryotic cells respond through a combination of temporal and spatial dynamics. These responses come about because of the interaction of a large number of signaling components. The complexity of these systems makes it hard to understand without a means of systematically generating and testing hypotheses. Computer simulations have proved to be useful in testing conceptual models. Here we outline the steps required to develop these models.
Key words:Mathematical model Chemotaxis Reaction–diffusion Systems biology Virtual cell
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