Selection of intracellular calcium patterns in a model with clustered Ca2+ release channels
Shuai, J. W.
- 物理技术－已发表论文 
A two-dimensional model is proposed for intracellular Ca2+ waves, which incorporates both the discrete nature of Ca2+ release sites in the endoplasmic reticulum membrane and the stochastic dynamics of the clustered inositol 1,4,5-triphosphate (IP3) receptors. Depending on the Ca2+ diffusion coefficient and concentration of IP3, various spontaneous Ca2+ patterns, such as calcium puffs, local waves, abortive waves, global oscillation, and tide waves, can be observed. We further investigate the speed of the global waves as a function of the IP3 concentration and the Ca2+ diffusion coefficient and under what conditions the spatially averaged Ca2+ response can be described by a simple set of ordinary differential equations.