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Conference Proceeding


Mathematics (Pomona)

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dynamical systems, cell behavior, cytotoxic T cell, killer T cell


The activation of a specific immune response takes place in the lymphoid organs such as the spleen. We present here a simplified model of the proliferation of specific immune cells in the form of a single delay equation. We show that the system can undergo switches in stability as the delay is increased, and we interpret these results in the context of sustaining an effective immune response to a dendritic cell vaccine.

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© 2011 Angela Gallegos and Ami Radunskaya

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