A two dimensional simulation of microtubule dynamics Conference Paper uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Microfluidic Analytical Techniques
  • Neoplastic Cells, Circulating
  • Prostatic Neoplasms


  • We propose a two dimensional model to simulate microtubule dynamics. Microtubules are polymers that are important in many cell functions including cell division. In particular, chemotherapy targets microtubule dynamics In order to slow cancer cell reproduction. Traditional stochastic or chemical models for microtubule dynamics are one-dimensional, focusing on one variable such as length or concentration. We combine a traditional microtubule instability model and a chemical model and propose a two dimensional space for these models to interact. This gives a more realistic simulation of microtubule dynamics as it allows interaction of different microtubules. It can also simulate microtubule movement under different conditions. Our approach quantifies microtubule images and models microtubule dynamics within a synthesis-analysis framework. © 2008 IEEE.

publication date

  • September 22, 2008



  • Conference Paper


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/ITAB.2008.4570630

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 461

end page

  • 462