Description

Transport in Biological Media is a solid resource of mathematical models for researchers across a broad range of scientific and engineering problems such as the effects of drug delivery, chemotherapy, or insulin intake to interpret transport experiments in areas of cutting edge biological research. A wide range of emerging theoretical and experimental mathematical methodologies are offered by biological topic to appeal to individual researchers to assist them in solving problems in their specific area of research. Researchers in biology, biophysics, biomathematics, chemistry, engineers and clinical fields specific to transport modeling will find this resource indispensible.

Key Features

  • Provides detailed mathematical model development to interpret experiments and provides current modeling practices
  • Provides a wide range of biological and clinical applications
  • Includes physiological descriptions of models

Readership

Researchers, Academic Libraries, University Labs, Faculty and Advanced Grad Students

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1. Modeling Momentum and Mass Transport in Cellular Biological Media: From the Molecular to the Tissue Scale

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Mechanics of Biomolecules, Subcellular Structures and Biological Cells

1.3 Formulation of Balance Laws and Constitutive Equations

1.4 Calculation of Constitutive Parameters

1.5 Modeling of Growth and Pattern Formation

References

Chapter 2. Thermal Pain in Teeth: Heat Transfer, Thermomechanics and Ion Transport

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Modeling of Thermally Induced Dentinal Fluid Flow

2.3 Modeling of Nociceptor Transduction

2.4 Results and Discussion

2.5 Conclusion

References

Chapter 3. Drug Release in Biological Tissues

Nomenclature

Greek Symbols

Acronyms

Subscripts

Superscripts

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Continuum Modeling of Mass Transport in Porous Media

3.3 Conservation of Drug Mass

3.4 Analytical Solutions for Local Mass Non-Equilibrium

3.5 Analytical Solutions for Local Mass Equilibrium

3.6 Applications of Porous Media to the Drug-Eluting Stent

3.7 Conclusion

References

Chapter 4. Transport of Water and Solutes Across Endothelial Barriers and Tumor Cell Adhesion in the Microcirculation

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Microvascular Transport

4.3 Modulation of Microvascular Transport

4.4 Tumor Cell Adhesion in the Microcirculation

4.5 Summary and Opportunities for Future Study

References

Chapter 5. Carrier-Mediated Transport Through Biomembranes

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Physicochemical Principles and Kinetic Modeling of Carrier-Mediated Transport

5.3 Experimentally Observable Features of Carrier-Mediated Transport Phenomena

5.4 Kinetic Modeling of Mitochondrial image U

Details

No. of pages:
570
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
Electronic ISBN:
9780123978493
Print ISBN:
9780124158245

About the editors

Sid Becker

Dr. Becker is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Canterbury. He is an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow and is a recipient of the Royal Society’s Marsden Grant. He has held academic positions in Germany, the United States, and New Zealand. His research is primarily in computational and analytical modelling of heat and mass transfer processes in biological media. Dr. Becker is also the co-editor of the previous two books: Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow in Biological Processes (2015) and Transport in Biological Media (2013).

Reviews

"Transport in Biological Media. Edited by Sid M. Becker and Andrey V. Kuznetsov. Academic Press. Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and Boston (Massachusetts): Elsevier. $149.95. xiii 559 p.; ill.; index. ISBN: 978-0-12-415824-5. 2013." - The Quarterly Review of Biology,September 2014

 

"Biochemists and biochemical engineers present interdisciplinary modeling strategies and theoretical tools that are used to understand the diverse phenomena associated with transport within biological media."--Reference and Research Book News, August 2013