Coping with time scales in disease systems analysis: application to bone remodeling

In this study we demonstrate the added value of mathematical model reduction for characterizing complex dynamic systems using bone remodeling as an example. We show that for the given parameter values, the mechanistic RANK-RANKL-OPG pathway model proposed by Lemaire et al. (J Theor Biol 229:293–309, 2004) can be reduced to a simpler model, which can… CONTINUE READING