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Modeling the motion of a cell population in the extracellular matrix

Pages: 250 - 259, Issue Special, September 2007

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A. Chauviere - Politecnico di Torino, 24 Corso Duca degli A bruzzi, Torion 10129, Italy (email)
L. Preziosi - Politecnico di Torino, 24 Corso Duca degli A bruzzi, Torion 10129, Italy (email)
T. Hillen - University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2G1, Canada (email)

Abstract: The paper aims at describing the motion of cells in fibrous tissues taking into account the interaction with the network fibers and among cells, chemotaxis, and contact guidance from network fibers. Both a kinetic model and its continuum limit are described.

Keywords:  cell motion, continuum model, chemotaxis, contact guidance.
Mathematics Subject Classification:  92C17.

Received: September 2006;      Revised: January 2007;      Published: September 2007.