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See detailRobustness-based model validation of an apoptosis signalling network model
Schliemann, Monica ULg; Findeisen, Rolf; Bullinger, Eric ULg

in Proceedings of the 16th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, Brussels, Belgium, 11–13 July 2012 (2012)

Models of intracellular biochemical reaction networks are difficult to parameterise due to the low number of quantitative time series experimental values. Therefore, model validation or invalidation plays ... [more ▼]

Models of intracellular biochemical reaction networks are difficult to parameterise due to the low number of quantitative time series experimental values. Therefore, model validation or invalidation plays an important role, as it allows to check qualitatively whether a model structure is suited or not to reproduce qualitatively the experimental findings. This paper analyses the robustness of an experimentally validated polynomial differential equation model of TNF-induced pro-and anti-apoptotic signalling. The bistability of the median model is shown robust to large single parameter variations. Only two parameters (XIAP and Procaspase-3 production rates) are shown to be fragile, in particular when changed simultaneously. Therefore, the model seems valid from the point of view of robustness analysis of the bistability. Many biological experiments quantify average concentrations or the percentage of viable cells, while other methods such as microscopy-based experiments observe single cells. The integration of single cell and cell population behaviour of TNF-induced pro- and anti-apoptotic signalling has been achieved via a cell ensemble model, whose robustness is also analysed here. We show that within the cell population there are cells with not only quantitative differences, but also qualitative ones. In particular, all cells are not bistable. The degree of robustness applicable for the median cell is expanded to combine mono- and bistable models. This measure, applied solely to the two-dimensional subspace of fragile parameters, is shown to correlate well with the time of death. While robustness of bistability can serve for model validation of the median cell model, it cannot for the model of the cell population. [less ▲]

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See detailHeterogeneity Reduces Sensitivity of Cell Death for TNF-Stimuli
Schliemann, Monica ULg; Bullinger, Eric ULg; Borchers, Steffen et al

in BMC Systems Biology (2011), 5

Background Apoptosis is a form of programmed cell death essential for the maintenance of homeostasis and the removal of potentially damaged cells in multicellular organisms. By binding its cognate ... [more ▼]

Background Apoptosis is a form of programmed cell death essential for the maintenance of homeostasis and the removal of potentially damaged cells in multicellular organisms. By binding its cognate membrane receptor, TNF receptor type 1 (TNF-R1), the proinflammatory cytokine Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) activates pro-apoptotic signaling via caspase activation, but at the same time also stimulates nuclear factor kappaB (NF-kappaB)-mediated survival pathways. Differential dose-response relationships of these two major TNF signaling pathways have been described experimentally and using mathematical modeling. However, the quantitative analysis of the complex interplay between pro- and anti-apoptotic signaling pathways is an open question as it is challenging for several reasons: the overall signaling network is complex, various time scales are present, and cells respond quantitatively and qualitatively in a heterogeneous manner. Results This study analyzes the complex interplay of the crosstalk of TNF-R1 induced pro- and anti-apoptotic signaling pathways based on an experimentally validated mathematical model. The mathematical model describes the temporal responses on both the single cell level as well as the level of a heterogeneous cell population, as observed in the respective quantitative experiments using TNF-R1 stimuli of different strengths and durations. Global sensitivity of the heterogeneous population was quantified by measuring the average gradient of time of death versus each population parameter. This global sensitivity analysis uncovers the concentrations of Caspase-8 and Caspase-3, and their respective inhibitors BAR and XIAP, as key elements for deciding the cell's fate. A simulated knockout of the NF-kappaB-mediated anti-apoptotic signaling reveals the importance of this pathway for delaying the time of death, reducing the death rate in the case of pulse stimulation and significantly increasing cell-to-cell variability. Conclusions Cell ensemble modeling of a heterogeneous cell population including a global sensitivity analysis presented here allowed us to illuminate the role of the different elements and parameters on apoptotic signaling. The receptors serve to transmit the external stimulus; procaspases and their inhibitors control the switching from life to death, while NF-kappaB enhances the heterogeneity of the cell population. The global sensitivity analysis of the cell population model further revealed an unexpected impact of heterogeneity, i.e. the reduction of parametric sensitivity. [less ▲]

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See detailReview of three Recent Books on the Boundary of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
Bullinger, Eric ULg; Schliemann, Monica ULg

in BioMedical Engineering OnLine (2010), 9(1), 33

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See detailA Systems Biology Approach to Apoptosis Signalling
Schliemann, Monica ULg; Fey, Dirk; Bullinger, Eric ULg

Scientific conference (2009, November 17)

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See detailA Systems Biology Approach to Apoptosis Signalling
Schliemann, Monica ULg; Scheurich, Peter; Fey, Dirk et al

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See detailA Systems Biology Approach to Apoptosis Signalling
Schliemann, Monica ULg; Scheurich, Peter; Bullinger, Eric ULg

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See detailA Systems Biology Approach to Apoptosis Signalling
Schliemann, Monica ULg; Scheurich, Peter; Bullinger, Eric ULg

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See detailModelling and parameter estimation for heterogeneous cell populations
Waldherr, S; Hasenauer, J; Schliemann, Monica ULg et al

Poster (2009)

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See detailEstimation of biochemical network parameter distributions in cell populations
Hasenauer, J; Waldherr, S; Schliemann, Monica ULg et al

Poster (2009)

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See detailThe TNF receptor signalling network: Modular modelling and cell-type specific analysis
Waldherr, S; Doszczak, M; Schliemann, Monica ULg et al

Poster (2008)

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See detailMathematical modelling of TNF- induced anti-apoptotic signalling pathways in mammalian cells based on dynamic and quantitative experiments
Schliemann, Monica ULg; Eißing, Thomas; Scheurich, Peter et al

in Proc. 2nd Foundations of Systems Biology in Engineering FOSBE 2007 (2007, September)

2nd Foundations of Systems Biology in Engineering FOSBE 2007

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See detailThe question of parameter identifiability for biochemical reaction networks considering the NF- κB signal transduction pathway
Geffen, D; Findeisen, R; Schliemann, Monica ULg et al

in Proc. 2nd Foundations of Systems Biology in Engineering FOSBE 2007 (2007)

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See detailMathematical Modelling of TNF induced apoptosis and anti-apoptotic crosstalk in mammalian cells
Sauter, T.; Schliemann, Monica ULg; Eißing, T. et al

Poster (2005)

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