SEM plus plus : A particle model of cellular growth, signaling and migration
F Milde and G Tauriello and H Haberkern and P Koumoutsakos, COMPUTATIONAL PARTICLE MECHANICS, 1, 211-227 (2014).
We present a discrete particle method to model biological processes from the sub-cellular to the inter-cellular level. Particles interact through a parametrized force field to model cell mechanical properties, cytoskeleton remodeling, growth and proliferation as well as signaling between cells. We discuss the guiding design principles for the selection of the force field and the validation of the particle model using experimental data. The proposed method is integrated into a multiscale particle framework for the simulation of biological systems.
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