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Biophysical and Biochemical Mechanisms Underlying Collective Cell Migration in Cancer Metastasis

Roy, U and Collins, T and Jolly, MK and Katira, P (2012) Biophysical and Biochemical Mechanisms Underlying Collective Cell Migration in Cancer Metastasis. [Book Chapter]

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-22802-5_3


Multicellular collective migration is an ubiquitous strategy of cells to translocate spatially in diverse tissue environments to accomplish a wide variety of biological phenomena, viz., embryonic development, wound healing, and tumor progression. Diverse cellular functions and behaviors, for instance, cell protrusions, active contractions, cell-cell adhesion, biochemical signaling, remodeling of tissue microenvironment, etc., play their own role concomitantly to have a single concerted consequence of multicellular migration. Thus unveiling the driving principles, both biochemical and biophysical, of the inherently complex process of collective cell migration is an insurmountable task. Mathematical and computational models, in tandem with experimental data, help in shedding some light on it. Here we review different factors influencing collective cell migration in general and then specific to cancer. We present a detailed discussion on different mathematical and computational modeling frameworks—discrete, hybrid, and continuum—which helps in revealing different aspects of multicellular migration. Finally, we discuss the applications of these modeling frameworks specific to cancer.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publication: Current Cancer Research
Series.: Book Series
Publisher: Springer Nature
Additional Information: The copyright of this article belongs to the Authors.
Keywords: Agent-based model; Cell-cell interactions; Cellular Potts model; Machine learning; Ordinary differential equations; Phase-field model; Vertex model
Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Centre for Biosystems Science and Engineering
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2023 11:16
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2023 11:16
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/81862

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