Colon rectal cancers (CRC) are the result of sequences of mutations which lead the intestinal tissue to develop in a carcinoma following a “progression” of observ- able phenotypes. The actual modeling and simulation of the key biological structures involved in this process is of interest to biologists and physicians and, at the same time, it poses significant challenges from the mathematics and computer science view- points. In this report we give an overview of some mathematical models for cell sorting (a basic phenomenon that underlies several dynamical processes in an organism), intes- tinal crypt dynamics and related problems and open questions. In particular, major attention is devoted to the survey of so-called in-lattice (or grid) models and off- lattice (off-grid) models. The current work is the groundwork for future research on semi-automated hypotheses formation and testing about the behavior of the various actors taking part in the adenoma–carcinoma progression, from regulatory processes to cell–cell signaling pathways.

De Matteis, G., Graudenzi, A., Antoniotti, M. (2013). A review of spatial computational models for multi-cellular systems, with regard to intestinal crypts and colorectal cancer development. JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY, 66(7), 1409-1462 [10.1007/s00285-012-0539-4].

A review of spatial computational models for multi-cellular systems, with regard to intestinal crypts and colorectal cancer development

GRAUDENZI, ALEX
;
ANTONIOTTI, MARCO
2013

Abstract

Colon rectal cancers (CRC) are the result of sequences of mutations which lead the intestinal tissue to develop in a carcinoma following a “progression” of observ- able phenotypes. The actual modeling and simulation of the key biological structures involved in this process is of interest to biologists and physicians and, at the same time, it poses significant challenges from the mathematics and computer science view- points. In this report we give an overview of some mathematical models for cell sorting (a basic phenomenon that underlies several dynamical processes in an organism), intes- tinal crypt dynamics and related problems and open questions. In particular, major attention is devoted to the survey of so-called in-lattice (or grid) models and off- lattice (off-grid) models. The current work is the groundwork for future research on semi-automated hypotheses formation and testing about the behavior of the various actors taking part in the adenoma–carcinoma progression, from regulatory processes to cell–cell signaling pathways.
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Cell sorting; Crypt dynamics; Colorectal cancer; Cell adhesion; Modeling; Simulation;
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De Matteis, G., Graudenzi, A., Antoniotti, M. (2013). A review of spatial computational models for multi-cellular systems, with regard to intestinal crypts and colorectal cancer development. JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY, 66(7), 1409-1462 [10.1007/s00285-012-0539-4].
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