On the numerical approximation of drug diffusion in complex cell geometry
2009 (English)In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology, FIT '09, Abbottabad, 2009Conference paper (Other academic)
The mathematical modeling of a mammalian cell is a very tedious work due to its very complex geometry. Especially, taking into account the spatial distribution and the inclusion of lipophilic toxic compounds greatly increases its complexity. The nonhomogeneity and the different cellular architecture of the cell certainly affect the diffusion of these compounds. The complexity of the whole system can be reduced by a homogenization technique. To see the effect of these compounds on different cell architectures, we have implemented a mathematical model. The work has been done in 2-dimensional space. The simulation results have been qualitatively verified using compartmental modeling approach. This work can be extended with a more complex reaction-diffusion system and to 3-dimensional space as well. Copyright 2009 ACM.
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Approximation of complex geometry, Homogenization, Metabolism in biological cells, Reaction-Diffusion system, 3-dimensional, Cell architectures, Cell geometries, Cellular architecture, Compartmental modeling, Complex geometries, Complex reactions, Dimensional spaces, Drug diffusion, Homogenization techniques, Mammalian cells, Mathematical modeling, Nonhomogeneity, Numerical approximations, Reaction diffusion systems, Simulation result, Spatial distribution, Toxic compounds, Whole systems, Diffusion in liquids, Dynamic models, Homogenization method, Information technology, Mammals, Metabolism, Computational geometry
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-32389DOI: 10.1145/1838002.1838021ScopusID: 2-s2.0-77956295910ISBN: 9781605586427 (ISBN)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-32389DiVA: diva2:410360
QC 201104132011-04-132011-04-132012-04-19Bibliographically approved