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Percolation, Morphogenesis, and Burgers Dynamics in Blood Vessels Formation D. Ambrosi,1
 

Summary: Percolation, Morphogenesis, and Burgers Dynamics in Blood Vessels Formation
A. Gamba,1
D. Ambrosi,1
A. Coniglio,2
A. de Candia,2
S. Di Talia,2
E. Giraudo,3
G. Serini,3
L. Preziosi,1
and F. Bussolino3
1
Dipartimento di Matematica, Politecnico di Torino, 10129 Torino, Italia
2
Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, Universita` di Napoli ``Federico II,'' and INFM, Unita` di Napoli, 80126 Napoli, Italia
3
Istituto per la Ricerca e la Cura del Cancro, 10060 Candiolo (TO), Italia
(Received 23 July 2002; published 17 March 2003)
Experiments of in vitro formation of blood vessels show that cells randomly spread on a gel matrix
autonomously organize to form a connected vascular network. We propose a simple model which
reproduces many features of the biological system. We show that both the model and the real system

  

Source: Ambrosi, Davide - Dipartimento di Matematica, Politecnico di Torino

 

Collections: Mathematics