Computational Approach to 3D Modeling of the Lymph Node Geometry
AbstractIn this study we present a computational approach to the generation of the major geometric structures of an idealized murine lymph node (LN). In this generation, we consider the major compartments such as the subcapsular sinus, B cell follicles, trabecular and medullar sinuses, blood vessels and the T cell zone with a primary focus on the fibroblastic reticular cell (FRC) network. Confocal microscopy data of LN macroscopic structures and structural properties of the FRC network have been generated and utilized in the present model. The methodology sets a library of modules that can be used to assemble a solid geometric LN model and subsequently generate an adaptive mesh model capable of implementing transport phenomena. Overall, based on the use of high-resolution confocal microscopy and morphological analysis of cell 3D reconstructions, we have developed a computational model of the LN geometry, suitable for further investigation in studies of fluid transport and cell migration in this immunologically essential organ. View Full-Text
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Kislitsyn, A.; Savinkov, R.; Novkovic, M.; Onder, L.; Bocharov, G. Computational Approach to 3D Modeling of the Lymph Node Geometry. Computation 2015, 3, 222-234.
Kislitsyn A, Savinkov R, Novkovic M, Onder L, Bocharov G. Computational Approach to 3D Modeling of the Lymph Node Geometry. Computation. 2015; 3(2):222-234.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kislitsyn, Alexey; Savinkov, Rostislav; Novkovic, Mario; Onder, Lucas; Bocharov, Gennady. 2015. "Computational Approach to 3D Modeling of the Lymph Node Geometry." Computation 3, no. 2: 222-234.