11-30-2017. Version 2 of the SpringSaLaD software was released today. The primary new feature is the ability to directly build models from atomic coordinates in pdb files, using an interactive 3D viewer to compare the course-grained linked spheres representation in SpringSaLaD with the PDB structure.
11-14-2017. A new publication, Nickaeen et al. 2017, from the VCell team describes a novel free-boundary model of actin -myosin contractility that couples force-balance and myosin transport equations. A previously developed mass-conservation algorithm originally developed for VCell to solve parabolic equations in moving domains with know kinematics was augmented by coupling with the FronTier front-tracking software and a segregated solver.
2017-07-10. A new publication in Biophysical Journal by Mohan et al. uses a VCell model to define mechanisms for signal amplification in the PLC/PKC pathway during chemotaxis. Link to the publication and view model details from our Published Models listing.
2017-6-30. A VCell model has been used to investigate activation of the contact pathway for blood coagulation, describing membrane-dependent reactions for activation of Factor XII and Factor XI in the presence of inhibitors. A link to the paper from Chelushkin et al., 2017 is found in our list of Published Models .
A new publication in PLoS Computational Biology from Boris Slepchenko and coworkers describes the new hybrid deterministic stochastic spatial solver used in VCell. Schaff, J.C., F. Gao, Y. Li, I.L. Novak, and B.M. Slepchenko. 2016. Numerical Approach to Spatial Deterministic-Stochastic Models Arising in Cell Biology. PLoS Comput Biol. 12:e1005236. PMID 27959915
2016-09-15 A new publication in Bioinformatics by Jim Schaff and Michael Blinov describes the new Rule-based modeling features in VCell 6.0. See Schaff et al., 2016. Rule-based modeling with Virtual Cell. BioInformatrics 23:2880-2882, PMID 27497444
2016-02-02 Paul Michalski and Les Loew describe their new Spring SaLaD sofware for spatial, stochastic, particle-based modeling of biochemical systems at the mesoscale. See the publication Michalski and Loew, 2016. SpringSaLaD: A Spatial, Particle-Based Biochemical Simulation Platform with Excluded Volume. Biophysical Journal 110:523-529. PMID 26840718