NECSI Resources

 International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS2007)

Fatty streak formation model

Muneichi Shibata
Miyagi Cardiovascular and Respiratory Center

     Full text: Not available
     Last modified: May 31, 2007

Fatty streak is the beginning of atherosclerosis. It elongates parallel to flow direction.
Local blood flow affects on the local vessel surface through both direct and indirect interaction of atherogenic and atheroprotective factors. Our model built by NetLogo shows how local flow speed (shear rate) interacts with local vessel surface and then fatty streak must be reversible to form linear lipid deposition parallel to flow direction.

Maintained by NECSI Webmaster Copyright © 2000-2007 New England Complex Systems Institute. All rights reserved.