Stochastic stage-structured modeling of the adaptive immune system

D. L. Chao, M. P. Davenport, S. Forrest, A. S. Perelson

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Abstract

We have constructed a computer model of the cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) response to antigen and the maintenance of immunological memory. Because immune responses often begin with small numbers of cells and there is great variation among individual immune systems, we have chosen to implement a stochastic model that captures the life cycle of T cells more faithfully than deterministic models. Past models of the immune response have been differential equation based, which do not capture stochastic effects, or agent-based, which are computationally expensive. We use a stochastic stage-structured approach that has many of the advantages of agent-based modeling but is much more efficient. Our model can provide insights into the effect infections have on the CTL repertoire and the response to subsequent infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2003 IEEE Bioinformatics Conference, CSB 2003
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages124-131
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)0769520006, 9780769520001
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International IEEE Computer Society Computational Systems Bioinformatics Conference, CSB 2003 - Stanford, United States
Duration: Aug 11 2003Aug 14 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2003 IEEE Bioinformatics Conference, CSB 2003

Other

Other2nd International IEEE Computer Society Computational Systems Bioinformatics Conference, CSB 2003
CountryUnited States
CityStanford
Period8/11/038/14/03

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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