Modelling and Cell Growth

  • Martin Eisen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Biomathematics book series (LNBM, volume 30)


In this chapter, mathematical models of cell growth will be studied. It has been observed that cells can exhibit no growth (nerve cells), constant growth (bone marrow stem cells, intestinal crypt cells and epithelial cells) and variable growth (liver cells). Some cell populations just decay, like adult ovary cells which never divide but are released periodically. Section 3 contains some of these growth laws and their generalization.


Stochastic Model Specific Growth Rate Daughter Cell Deterministic Model Gompertz Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Eisen
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsTemple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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