Homogenization of a Nonlinear Multiscale Model of Calcium Dynamics in Biological Cells

  • Calcium is one of the most important intracellular messengers, which occurs in the cytosol and the endoplasmic reticulum of animal cells. While most calcium dynamics models either do not account properly for the fact that the endoplasmic reticulum constitutes a microstructure of the cell or are infeasible by resolving the fine structure very explicitly, Goel et al. derived an effective macroscopic model by formal homogenization. In this paper, this approach is made rigorous using periodic homogenization techniques to upscale the nonlinear coupled system of reaction-diffusion equations and, moreover, the appropriate scaling of the interfacial exchange term is taken into consideration.

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Author:Isabell Graf, Malte A. PeterORCiDGND, James Sneyd
Frontdoor URLhttps://opus.bibliothek.uni-augsburg.de/opus4/2343
Series (Serial Number):Preprints des Instituts für Mathematik der Universität Augsburg (2013-11)
Publishing Institution:Universität Augsburg
Release Date:2013/05/10
Tag:calcium bidomain equations; periodic homogenization; reaction-diffusion; interfacial exchange; nonlinear
GND-Keyword:Homogenisierung <Mathematik>; Calcium; Botenmolekül; Reaktions-Diffusionsgleichung
Institutes:Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlich-Technische Fakultät
Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlich-Technische Fakultät / Institut für Mathematik
Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlich-Technische Fakultät / Institut für Mathematik / Lehr- und Forschungseinheit Angewandte Analysis
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 51 Mathematik / 510 Mathematik
Licence (German):Deutsches Urheberrecht mit Print on Demand