Journal article

Modelling the effect of subcellular mutations on the migration of cells in the colorectal crypt

Lotte B Romijn, Axel A Almet, Chin Wee Tan, James M Osborne

BMC BIOINFORMATICS | BMC | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: Many cancers arise from mutations in cells within epithelial tissues. Mutations manifesting at the subcellular level influence the structure and function of the tissue resulting in cancer. Previous work has proposed how cell level properties can lead to mutant cell invasion, but has not incorporated detailed subcellular modelling RESULTS: We present a framework that allows the straightforward integration and simulation of SBML representations of subcellular dynamics within multiscale models of epithelial tissues. This allows us to investigate the effect of mutations in subcellular pathways on the migration of cells within the colorectal crypt. Using multiple models we find that m..

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