A mathematical model of chlamydial infection incorporating spatial movement of chlamydial particles
Mallet, Dann, Bagher-Oskouei, Masoumeh, Farr, Anna Charisse, Simpson, Daniel Peter, & Heymer, Kelly-Jean (2011) A mathematical model of chlamydial infection incorporating spatial movement of chlamydial particles. .
We present a spatiotemporal mathematical model of chlamydial infection, host immune response and spatial movement of infectious particles. The re- sulting partial differential equations model both the dynamics of the infection and changes in infection profile observed spatially along the length of the host genital tract. This model advances previous chlamydia modelling by incorporating spatial change, which we also demonstrate to be essential when the timescale for movement of infectious particles is equal to, or shorter than, the developmental cycle timescale. Numerical solutions and model analysis are carried out, and we present a hypothesis regarding the potential for treatment and prevention of infection by increasing chlamydial particle motility.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||This article has been submitted to "Journal of Theoretical Biology" for publication|
|Keywords:||chlamydia, partial differential equation, mathematical model, infectious diseases|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > APPLIED MATHEMATICS (010200) > Biological Mathematics (010202)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology|
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Past > Schools > Mathematical Sciences
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2011 the Authors|
|Deposited On:||23 May 2011 08:13|
|Last Modified:||23 Feb 2013 12:31|
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