Due to a scheduled hardware upgrade, the servers hosting VCell will be going down at 8:00AM (ET) on Thursday March 21. Please be aware that Virtual Cell simulations running at that time will need to be restarted when the system comes back up. Therefore please avoid starting jobs that are likely to be still running at that time. We hope to restore full functionality by the end of the day.
VCell was pleased and honored to host its 18th annual VCell Short Course on June 12-14, 2017. Twelve national and international scientists traveled to work with VCell developers and administrators to construct Virtual Cell models based on their own, personal research interests. Thanks to all for a successful time!
2016 -06-09 Hysteresis-like binding of coagulation factors x/xa to procoagulant activated platelets and phospholipids results from multistep association and membrane-dependent multimerization (Podoplelova et al. 2016. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1858:1216-1227. PMID 26874201). Find the public BioModel here.
VCell models were used to quantitatively analyze FRET measurements were used to demonstrate that voltage-sensing phosphatases (VSPs) have catalytic activity for PIP3 (Keum et al. 2016. Phosphoinositide 5- and 3-phosphatase activities of a voltage-sensing phosphatase in living cells show identical voltage dependence. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 10.1073/pnas.1606472113, PMID 27222577). Find the public VCell model here.
2016-05-03 A new model of pancreatic beta cell G-protein coupled receptors and second messenger interactions was recently published in PLoS One by Fridlyand and Philipson. Go to our Published Models listing to link to the publication and view details of the model.
2016-03-01. A new publication describes a VCell model that evaluates the contributions of protein kinases and beta-arrestin to termination of protease-activated receptor 2 signaling. Visit the Published Models page for details and links to the publication.
2016-02-02 SpringSaLad (Springs, Sites, and Langevin Dynamics) is a new software that uses a course-grained approach to model biomolecules as a group of linked spherical sites with excluded volumes. The software user material is available here. Read about the method and software in Springsalad: A spatial, particle-based biochemical simulation platform with excluded volume. Michalski, P.J., and L.M. Loew. 2016 Biophys J. 110:523-529. PMID 26840718.