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Modelling the movement of interacting cell populations.
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PMID:  14604585     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mathematical modelling of cell movement has traditionally focussed on a single population of cells, often moving in response to various chemical and environmental cues. In this paper, we consider models for movement in two or more interacting cell populations. We begin by discussing intuitive ideas underlying the extension of models for a single-cell population to two interacting populations. We then consider more formal model development using transition probability methods, and we discuss how the same equations can be obtained as the limiting form of a velocity-jump process. We illustrate the models we have developed via two examples. The first of these is a generic model for competing cell populations, and the second concerns aggregation in cell populations moving in response to chemical gradients.
Kevin J Painter; Jonathan A Sherratt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of theoretical biology     Volume:  225     ISSN:  0022-5193     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Theor. Biol.     Publication Date:  2003 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-11-07     Completed Date:  2004-03-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376342     Medline TA:  J Theor Biol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  327-39     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Mathematics, Centre for Theoretical Modelling in Medicine, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Cell Communication / physiology*
Cell Movement / physiology*
Models, Biological

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