Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2012
Volume 57, Number 1
Monday–Friday, February 27–March 2 2012; Boston, Massachusetts
Session K1: Poster Session II (2:00-5:00PM)
2:00 PM–2:00 PM, Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Room: Exhibit Hall C
Abstract ID: BAPS.2012.MAR.K1.214
Abstract: K1.00214 : Simulating Growth Dynamics of Neurons on Substrates
We present computer simulations of neuron growth in which growth cones both create and are guided by growth promoter molecules which move diffusively. Our model predicts several features of the trajectories that are experimentally measurable, including arclength and curvature as functions of time. By comparing these predictions to time-lapse microscopy experiments of axon growth in a controlled environment, we gain new insights into neuronal growth and connectivity.
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