An age-structured model for T cell homeostasis in vivo

Bedr'Eddine Ainseba, Houssein Ayoub, Michel Langlais

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In this study, we consider a model of T cell proliferation in vivo which is structured by age and CD44 expression. This model is rewritten as an age-structured model system without the CD44 structure, and we investigate its asymptotic behavior. We find that there exists one or three stationary solutions when cells undergo at least five divisions and only one stationary solution when cells undergo at most three divisions. The limiting case with four divisions is numerically handled. By applying the Lyapunov method, we prove that the stationary solution is globally asymptotically stable in some regions of parameter space.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1463-1485
Number of pages23
JournalSIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes



  • Global asymptotic stability
  • Nonlinear dynamical systems
  • Structured populations
  • T cell homeostasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics

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