Spatial trigger waves: positive feedback gets you a long way

by Gelens, L., Anderson, G. A. and Ferrell Jr., J. E.
Abstract:
Trigger waves are a recurring biological phenomenon involved in transmitting information quickly and reliably over large distances. Well-characterized examples include action potentials propagating along the axon of a neuron, calcium waves in various tissues, and mitotic waves in Xenopus eggs. Here we use the FitzHugh-Nagumo model, a simple model inspired by the action potential that is widely used in physics and theoretical biology, to examine different types of trigger waves—spatial switches, pulses, and oscillations—and to show how they arise.
Reference:
Spatial trigger waves: positive feedback gets you a long way (Gelens, L., Anderson, G. A. and Ferrell Jr., J. E.), In Molecular Biology of the Cell, volume 25, 2014.
Bibtex Entry:
@article{gelens_spatial_2014,
	title = {Spatial trigger waves: positive feedback gets you a long way},
	volume = {25},
	issn = {1059-1524, 1939-4586},
	shorttitle = {Spatial trigger waves},
	url = {http://www.molbiolcell.org/content/25/22/3486},
	doi = {10.1091/mbc.E14-08-1306},
	abstract = {Trigger waves are a recurring biological phenomenon involved in transmitting information quickly and reliably over large distances. Well-characterized examples include action potentials propagating along the axon of a neuron, calcium waves in various tissues, and mitotic waves in Xenopus eggs. Here we use the FitzHugh-Nagumo model, a simple model inspired by the action potential that is widely used in physics and theoretical biology, to examine different types of trigger waves—spatial switches, pulses, and oscillations—and to show how they arise.},
	language = {en},
	number = {22},
	urldate = {2016-11-07},
	journal = {Molecular Biology of the Cell},
	author = {Gelens, L. and Anderson, G. A. and Ferrell Jr., J. E.},
	month = nov,
	year = {2014},
	pmid = {25368427},
	pages = {3486--3493},
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