A physiologically-based flow network model for hepatic drug elimination II: variable lattice lobule models

Author
Rezania, Vahid
Marsh, Rebeccah
Coombe, Dennis
Tuszynski, Jack
Faculty Advisor
Date
2013
Keywords
drugs , lattice models
Abstract (summary)
We extend a physiologically-based lattice model for the transport and metabolism of drugs in the liver lobule (liver functional unit) to consider structural and spatial variability. We compare predicted drug concentration levels observed exiting the lobule with their detailed distribution inside the lobule, and indicate the role that structural variation has on these results. Liver zonation and its role on drug metabolism represent another aspect of structural inhomogeneity that we consider here. Since various liver diseases can be thought to produce such structural variations, our analysis gives insight into the role of disease on liver function and performance. These conclusions are based on the dominant role of convection in well-vascularized tissue with a given structure.
Publication Information
Rezania, V., Marsh, R., Coombe, D., & Tuszynski, J. (2013b). A physiologically-based flow network model for hepatic drug elimination II: variable lattice lobule models. Theoretical Biology & Medical Modelling, 10(1), 53. doi:10.1186/1742-4682-10-53
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Item Type
Article
Language
English
Rights
Attribution (CC BY)