Modeling excitable dynamics of chemotactic networks

Sayak Bhattacharya, Pablo A Iglesias

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The study of chemotaxis has benefited greatly from computational models that describe the response of cells to chemoattractant stimuli. These models must keep track of spatially and temporally varying distributions of numerous intracellular species. Moreover, recent evidence suggests that these are not deterministic interactions, but also include the effect of stochastic variations that trigger an excitable network. In this chapter we illustrate how to create simulations of excitable networks using the Virtual Cell modeling environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMethods in Molecular Biology
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages19
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)10643745


  • Chemotaxis
  • Excitable systems
  • Mathematical model
  • Reaction-diffusion
  • Stochastic systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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