Je-Chiang Tsai

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In this paper, we study a model for calcium buffering with bistable nonlinearity. We present some results on the stability of equilibrium states and show that there exists a threshold phenomenon in our model. In comparing with the model without buffers, we see that stationary buffers cannot destroy the asymptotic stability of the associated equilibrium(More)
Accumulating data indicate that cancer stem cells contribute to tumor chemoresistance and their persistence alters clinical outcome. Our previous study has shown that ovarian cancer may be initiated by ovarian cancer initiating cells (OCIC) characterized by surface antigen CD44 and c-KIT (CD117). It has been experimentally demonstrated that a microRNA,(More)
We study the existence and uniqueness of traveling wave solutions for a class of twocomponent reaction diffusion systems with one species being immobile. Such a system has a variety of applications in epidemiology, bio-reactor model, and isothermal autocatalytic chemical reaction systems. Our result not only generalizes earlier results of Ai and Huang(More)
Traveling waves of calcium are widely observed under the condition that the free cytosolic calcium is buffered. Thus it is of physiological interest to determine how buffers affect the properties of calcium waves. Here we summarise and extend previous results on the existence, uniqueness and stability of traveling wave solutions of the buffered bistable(More)
We study the existence and uniqueness of traveling wave solutions of the discrete buffered bistable equation. Buffered excitable systems are used to model, among other things, the propagation of waves of increased calcium concentration, and discrete models are often used to describe the propagation of such waves across multiple cells. We derive necessary(More)