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An axially distributed two region two-sided Michaelis-Menten transporter model, with permeation across the capillary wall via clefts (PSg) and cell transporters (PSc).

Model number: 0019

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 This is an axially distributed 2-region capillary-tissue exchange model with
  permeation across the capillary wall via clefts (PSg) and  cell transporters (PSc).
  The capillary plasma region has volume Vp, flow Fp, first order  consumption Gp, 
  and axial diffusion Dp. Units are physiological (i.e. per gram of tissue) so that  
  this can represent a homogeneously perfused organ. Radial diffusion is assumed 
  instantaneous (short radial distances).
 This interstitial fluid region, isf, has volume Visf, first order consumption Gisf,
  and axial diffusion Disf. Capillary-tissue exchange is modeled by two parallel routes:
  1. PSg: Passive exchange between plasma and surrounding non-flowing interstitial 
   fluid is through interendothelial clefts. PSg is Permeability-Surface area product.
  2. PSc: Facilitated transport occurs via a transporter on the capillary membrane
   with PScmax as maximal conductance at low concentrations.
   Transporter is modified from TranspMM.1sided.Distrib2F--facilitated transport can go either way.  



     Two-sided Saturable Transporter Equation


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  Sangren WC and Sheppard CW. A mathematical derivation of the 
  exchange of a labeled substance between a liquid flowing in a 
  vessel and an external compartment. Bull Math Biophys 15: 387-394, 1953
  (This gives an analytic solution for the two-region model.)

  Goresky CA, Ziegler WH, and Bach GG. Capillary exchange modeling:  
  Barrier-limited and flow-limited distribution. Circ Res 27: 739-764, 1970.
  (This gives another derivation of the analytical form, and uses the model in
  both single and multicapillary models.

  Bassingthwaighte JB. A concurrent flow model for extraction 
  during transcapillary passage. Circ Res 35: 483-503, 1974.
  (This gives numerical solutions, which are faster than the analytic solutions,
  and embeds the model in an organ with tissue volums conserved, and with arteries
  and veins. The original Lagrangian sliding fluid element model with diffusion.)

  Guller B, Yipintsoi T, Orvis AL, and Bassingthwaighte JB. Myocardial 
  sodium extraction at varied coronary flows in the dog: Estimation of 
  capillary permeability by residue and outflow detection. 
  Circ Res 37: 359-378, 1975.
  (Application to sodium exchange in the heart.)

  Goresky CA. Hepatic membrane carrier transport processes:  Their involvement 
  in bilirubin uptake. In: Chemistry and Physiology of Bile Pigments. 
  Washington, D.C.: Publishing House U.S. Government, 1977, p. 265-281.

  Silverman M and Goresky CA. A unified kinetic hypothesis of carrier-mediated 
  transport:  Its applications. Biophys J 5: 487-509, 1965.

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Key Terms

Axially Distributed, two region, capillary-tissue exchange, facilitated transport, plasma, interstitial fluid region, radial diffusion, tutorial. Michaelis-Menten

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The National Simulation Resource, Director J. B. Bassingthwaighte, Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington, Seattle WA 98195-5061.

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Model development and archiving support at provided by the following grants: NIH/NIBIB BE08407 Software Integration, JSim and SBW 6/1/09-5/31/13; NIH/NHLBI T15 HL88516-01 Modeling for Heart, Lung and Blood: From Cell to Organ, 4/1/07-3/31/11; NSF BES-0506477 Adaptive Multi-Scale Model Simulation, 8/15/05-7/31/08; NIH/NHLBI R01 HL073598 Core 3: 3D Imaging and Computer Modeling of the Respiratory Tract, 9/1/04-8/31/09; as well as prior support from NIH/NCRR P41 RR01243 Simulation Resource in Circulatory Mass Transport and Exchange, 12/1/1980-11/30/01 and NIH/NIBIB R01 EB001973 JSim: A Simulation Analysis Platform, 3/1/02-2/28/07.