Kerry A. Landman

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A continuum model and a discrete model are developed to capture the population-scale and cell-scale behavior in a wound-healing cell migration assay created from a scrape wound in a confluent cell monolayer. During wound closure, the cell population forms a sustained traveling wave, with close contact between cells behind the wavefront. Cells exhibit(More)
A general mathematical model of cell invasion is developed and validated with an experimental system. The model incorporates two basic cell functions: non-directed (diffusive) motility and proliferation to a carrying capacity limit. The model is used here to investigate cell proliferation and motility differences along the axis of an invasion wave.(More)
During the development of vertebrate embryos, cell migrations occur on an underlying tissue domain in response to some factor, such as nutrient. Over the time scale of days in which this cell migration occurs, the underlying tissue is itself growing. Consequently cell migration and colonization is strongly affected by the tissue domain growth. Numerical(More)
During development, tissues often undergo rapid physical expansion due to cell proliferation. Continuous and discrete models of one- and two-dimensional tissue growth are developed and applied to observational data of the developing avian gut, where the gut tissue cells undergo dramatic proliferation. The discrete cellular automata model provides results at(More)
A mathematical model describing cell migration by diffusion and chemotaxis is considered. The model is examined using phase plane, numerical, and perturbation techniques. For a proliferative cell population, traveling wave solutions are observed regardless of whether the migration is driven by diffusion, chemotaxis, or a combination of the two mechanisms.(More)
Although cell migration is an essential process in development, how cells reach their final destination is not well understood. Secreted molecules are known to have a migratory effect, but it remains unclear whether such molecules act as directional guidance cues or as motility regulators. There is potential to use signalling molecules in new medical(More)
Midbrain, hindbrain and vagal neural crest (NC) produced abundant enteric nervous system (ENS) in co-grafted aneural hindgut and midgut, using chick-quail chorio-allantoic membrane grafts, forming complete myenteric and submucosal plexuses. This ability dropped suddenly in cervical and thoracic NC levels, furnishing an incomplete ENS in one or both(More)
A discrete model provides a useful framework for experimentalists to understand the interactions between growing tissues and other biological mechanisms. A cellular automata (CA) model with domain growth, cell motility and cell proliferation, based on cellular exclusion processes, is developed here. Average densities can be defined from the CA model and a(More)
A model is developed for the motion of cells within a multicell spherical tumour. The model allows either for the intercellular forces to be in compression and cells to be compacted to a fixed number density, or for the cell number density to fall and cells to become isolated from each other. The model develops necrotic regions naturally due to force(More)
We review morphogenesis of the enteric nervous system from migratory neural crest cells, and defects of this process such as Hirschsprung disease, centering on cell motility and assembly, and cell adhesion and extracellular matrix molecules, along with cell proliferation and growth factors. We then review continuum and agent-based (cellular automata) models(More)