How to express tumours using membrane systems

TitleHow to express tumours using membrane systems
Publication TypeJournal Papers
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsGutiérrez-Naranjo, M. A., Pérez-Jiménez M. J., Riscos-Núñez A., & Romero-Campero F. J.
Journal TitleProgress in Natural Science
Place PublishedReino Unido

In this paper we discuss the potential usefulness of membrane systems as tools for modelling tumours. The approach is followed both from a macroscopic and a microscopic point of view. In the first case, one considers the tumour as a growing mass of cells, focusing on its external shape. In the second case, one descends to the microscopic level, studying molecular signalling pathways that are crucial to determine if a cell is cancerous or not. In each of these approaches we work with appropriate variants of membrane systems.

Keywordsmembrane system, modeling, tumour
ISSN Number1002-0071