Mechanical models for cell movement - Locomotion, translocation, migration

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This paper provides a detailed stochastic analysis of leucocyte cell movement based on the dynamics of a rigid body. The cell's behavior is studied in two relevant anisotropic environments displaying adhesion mediated movement (haptotaxis) and stimulus mediated movement (chemotaxis). This behavior is modeled by diffusion processes on three successively longer time scales, termed locomotion, translocation, and migration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)827-846
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Applied Probability
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1997



  • Adiabatic averaging
  • Cell Movement
  • Chemotaxis
  • Diffusion processes
  • Haptotaxis
  • Locomotion
  • Migration
  • Translocation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty

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