Team:NTU-Taida/Modeling/2D Diffusion


2D Diffusion with Cell Division

2D Diffusion with Cell Division

We have extended simple cell model into 2D diffusion model as mentioned before, however both systems reach saturated concentration quickly, and it is far from reality (figure 1.)

If cell division occurred, more cells can receive the AHL and trigger the reaction, yields more GFP. The time reach GFP saturation will be much more later than the time which original static model did.

We build the 2D cell division model following these assumptions and constraints:

  1. Collision between cells never occurred. Each cell will detect the neighbor cell and go away from the neighborhood. We can define the moving speed of each cell, the default speed is 1grid/15sec.
  2. The cell grow horizontally, the cell division will occur after the cell reach two times of initial length. In fact we use 30 state (not including initial state) to describe the behavior of cell growing and division.
  3. Protein cannot diffuse to extra-cellular region during cell growing, moving and division. Here is the simulation result ([AHL_Initial] = 10^-5 M)
Finally we can compare this model with real data and other two more simple model. The simple model reach saturation within 500 seconds and the 2D diffusion model without cell division reach saturation within 1500 seconds.(Fig.1) However the real data and 2D model with cell division reach saturation much more later. Re scale the figure we can find the obvious relationship between simulation data and model data without numerical transformation and curve fitting (Fig.2):

Figure.1 Time series from the simulation of three different models and the real data(solid line with marker)
Figure.2 Time series from simulation of 2D cell division model (dashed line) and real data (solid line with marker)