Multi-scale Simulation of T Helper Lymphocyte Differentiation

The complex differentiation process of the CD4+ T helper lymphocytes shapes the form and the range of the immune response to different antigenic challenges. Few mathematical and computational models have addressed this key phenomenon. We here present a multiscale approach in which two different levels of description, i.e. a gene regulatory network model and an agent-based simulator for cell population dynamics, are integrated into a single immune system model. We illustrate how such model integration allows bridging a gap between gene level information and cell level population, and how the model is able to describe a coherent immunological behaviour when challenged with different stimuli.
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Tieri P, Prana V, Colombo T, Daniele Santoni, Castiglione F
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