Convergence of solutions in a mean-field model of go-or-grow type with reservation of sites for proliferation and cell cycle delay

Author: 

Baker, R
Boldog, P
Rost, G

Publication Date: 

23 November 2019

Journal: 

Progress in Industrial Mathematics at ECMI 2018

Last Updated: 

2020-02-05T12:42:13.13+00:00

Volume: 

30

DOI: 

10.1007/978-3-030-27550-1_48

page: 

381-387

abstract: 

We consider the mean-field approximation of an individual-based model describing cell motility and proliferation, which incorporates the volume exclusion principle, the go-or-grow hypothesis and an explicit cell cycle delay. To utilise the framework of on-lattice agent-based models, we make the assumption that cells enter mitosis only if they can secure an additional site for the daughter cell, in which case they occupy two lattice sites until the completion of mitosis. The mean-field model is expressed by a system of delay differential equations and includes variables such as the number of motile cells, proliferating cells, reserved sites and empty sites. We prove the convergence of biologically feasible solutions: eventually all available space will be filled by mobile cells, after an initial phase when the proliferating cell population is increasing then diminishing. By comparing the behaviour of the mean-field model for different parameter values and initial cell distributions, we illustrate that the total cell population may follow a logistic-type growth curve, or may grow in a step-function-like fashion.

Symplectic id: 

1036806

Submitted to ORA: 

Submitted

Publication Type: 

Conference Paper

ISBN-13: 

9783030275501