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Fluctuations in auxin levels depend upon synchronicity of cell divisions in a one-dimensional model of auxin transport (2023)
Journal Article
Bellows, S., Janes, G., Avitabile, D., King, J. R., Bishopp, A., & Farcot, E. (2023). Fluctuations in auxin levels depend upon synchronicity of cell divisions in a one-dimensional model of auxin transport. PLoS Computational Biology, 19(11), Article e1011646. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1011646

Auxin is a well-studied plant hormone, the spatial distribution of which remains incompletely understood. Here, we investigate the effects of cell growth and divisions on the dynamics of auxin patterning, using a combination of mathematical modelling... Read More about Fluctuations in auxin levels depend upon synchronicity of cell divisions in a one-dimensional model of auxin transport.

Electrochemical transport modelling and open-source simulation of pore-scale solid–liquid systems (2023)
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Barnett, R., Municchi, F., King, J., & Icardi, M. (2023). Electrochemical transport modelling and open-source simulation of pore-scale solid–liquid systems. Engineering with Computers, 39(6), 4129-4152. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00366-023-01828-5

The modelling of electrokinetic flows is a critical aspect spanning many industrial applications and research fields. This has introduced great demand in flexible numerical solvers to describe these flows. The underlying phenomena are microscopic, no... Read More about Electrochemical transport modelling and open-source simulation of pore-scale solid–liquid systems.

Interface behaviour of the slow diffusion equation with strong absorption: Intermediate-asymptotic properties (2023)
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King, J. R., Richardson, G. W., & Foster, J. M. (2023). Interface behaviour of the slow diffusion equation with strong absorption: Intermediate-asymptotic properties. European Journal of Applied Mathematics, 34(5), 1099-1132. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0956792523000098

The dynamics of interfaces in slow diffusion equations with strong absorption are studied. Asymptotic methods are used to give descriptions of the behaviour local to a comprehensive range of possible singular events that can occur in any evolution. T... Read More about Interface behaviour of the slow diffusion equation with strong absorption: Intermediate-asymptotic properties.

Burgers’ equation in the complex plane (2023)
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VandenHeuvel, D. J., Lustri, C. J., King, J. R., Turner, I. W., & McCue, S. W. (2023). Burgers’ equation in the complex plane. Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, 448, Article 133686. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physd.2023.133686

Burgers' equation is a well-studied model in applied mathematics with connections to the Navier-Stokes equations in one spatial direction and traffic flow, for example. Following on from previous work, we analyse solutions to Burgers' equation in the... Read More about Burgers’ equation in the complex plane.

Blow up in a periodic semilinear heat equation (2023)
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Fasondini, M., King, J., & Weideman, J. (2023). Blow up in a periodic semilinear heat equation. Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, 446, Article 133660. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physd.2023.133660

Blow up in a one-dimensional semilinear heat equation is studied using a combination of numerical and analytical tools. The focus is on problems periodic in the space variable and starting out from a nearly flat, positive initial condition. Novel res... Read More about Blow up in a periodic semilinear heat equation.

Cauchy-Dirichlet problems for the porous medium equation (2022)
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Bowen, M., King, J. R., & Witelski, T. P. (2023). Cauchy-Dirichlet problems for the porous medium equation. Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems - Series A, 43(3&4), 1143-1174. https://doi.org/10.3934/dcds.2022182

We consider the porous medium equation subject to zero-Dirichlet conditions on a variety of two-dimensional domains, namely strips, slender domains and sectors, allowing us to capture a number of different classes of behaviours. Our focus is on inter... Read More about Cauchy-Dirichlet problems for the porous medium equation.

Metabolic modeling-based drug repurposing in Glioblastoma (2022)
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Tomi-Andrino, C., Pandele, A., Winzer, K., King, J., Rahman, R., & Kim, D.-H. (2022). Metabolic modeling-based drug repurposing in Glioblastoma. Scientific Reports, 12, Article 11189. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-14721-w

The manifestation of intra- and inter-tumor heterogeneity hinders the development of ubiquitous cancer treatments, thus requiring a tailored therapy for each cancer type. Specifically, the reprogramming of cellular metabolism has been identified as a... Read More about Metabolic modeling-based drug repurposing in Glioblastoma.

Endothelial Cell RNA-Seq Data: Differential Expression and Functional Enrichment Analyses to Study Phenotypic Switching (2022)
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Pinel, G. D., Horder, J. L., King, J. R., McIntyre, A., Mongan, N. P., López, G. G., & Benest, A. V. (2022). Endothelial Cell RNA-Seq Data: Differential Expression and Functional Enrichment Analyses to Study Phenotypic Switching. In A. V. Benest (Ed.), Angiogenesis: Methods and Protocol (369-426). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-0716-2059-5_29

RNA-seq is a common approach used to explore gene expression data between experimental conditions or cell types and ultimately leads to information that can shed light on the biological processes involved and inform further hypotheses. While the prot... Read More about Endothelial Cell RNA-Seq Data: Differential Expression and Functional Enrichment Analyses to Study Phenotypic Switching.

Free boundary problems for Stokes flow, with applications to the growth of biological tissues (2021)
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King, J., & Venkataraman, C. (2021). Free boundary problems for Stokes flow, with applications to the growth of biological tissues. Interfaces and Free Boundaries, 23(4), 433–458. https://doi.org/10.4171/IFB/459

We formulate, analyse and numerically simulate what are arguably the two simplest Stokes-flow free boundary problems relevant to tissue growth, extending the classical Stokes free boundary problem by incorporating (i) a volumetric source (the nutrien... Read More about Free boundary problems for Stokes flow, with applications to the growth of biological tissues.

Solutions with snaking singularities for the fast diffusion equation (2021)
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Fila, M., King, J. R., Takahashi, J., & Yanagida, E. (2021). Solutions with snaking singularities for the fast diffusion equation. Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, 374(12), 8775-8792. https://doi.org/10.1090/tran/8479

We construct solutions of the fast diffusion equation, which exist for all t ∈ R and are singular on the set γ(t) := is(s);-∞ < s ≤ ct, c > 0, where ∈ C3(R;Rn), n ≥ 2. We also give a precise description of the behavior of the solutions near γ (t). Read More about Solutions with snaking singularities for the fast diffusion equation.

Multiscale analysis of nutrient uptake by plant roots with sparse distribution of root hairs: nonstandard scaling (2021)
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King, J. R., Köry, J., & Ptashnyk, M. (2021). Multiscale analysis of nutrient uptake by plant roots with sparse distribution of root hairs: nonstandard scaling. SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, 81(4), 1361-1388. https://doi.org/10.1137/19M1309626

In this paper we undertake a multiscale analysis of nutrient uptake by plant roots by considering different scale relations between the radius of root hairs and the distance between them. We combine the method of formal asymptotic expansions and rigo... Read More about Multiscale analysis of nutrient uptake by plant roots with sparse distribution of root hairs: nonstandard scaling.

Time dependent asymptotic analysis of the gene regulatory network of the AcrAB-TolC efflux pump system in gram-negative bacteria (2021)
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Youlden, G. H., Ricci, V., Wang-Kan, X., Piddock, L. J., Jabbari, S., & King, J. R. (2021). Time dependent asymptotic analysis of the gene regulatory network of the AcrAB-TolC efflux pump system in gram-negative bacteria. Journal of Mathematical Biology, 82, Article 31. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00285-021-01576-4

Efflux pumps are a mechanism of intrinsic and evolved resistance in bacteria. If an efflux pump can expel an antibiotic so that its concentration within the cell is below a killing threshold the bacteria are resistant to the antibiotic. Efflux pumps... Read More about Time dependent asymptotic analysis of the gene regulatory network of the AcrAB-TolC efflux pump system in gram-negative bacteria.

A Model to Investigate the Impact of Farm Practice on Antimicrobial Resistance in UK Dairy Farms (2021)
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Lanyon, C. W., King, J. R., Stekel, D. J., & Gomes, R. L. (2021). A Model to Investigate the Impact of Farm Practice on Antimicrobial Resistance in UK Dairy Farms. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 83(4), Article 36. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11538-021-00865-9

© 2021, The Author(s). The ecological and human health impact of antibiotic use and the related antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in animal husbandry is poorly understood. In many countries, there has been considerable pressure to reduce overall antibio... Read More about A Model to Investigate the Impact of Farm Practice on Antimicrobial Resistance in UK Dairy Farms.

Termination points and homoclinic glueing for a class of inhomogeneous nonlinear ordinary differential equations (2021)
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Keeler, J., Blyth, M., & King, J. (2021). Termination points and homoclinic glueing for a class of inhomogeneous nonlinear ordinary differential equations. Nonlinearity, 34(1), 532-561. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6544/abb18f

Solutions u(x) to the class of inhomogeneous nonlinear ordinary differential equations taking the form u + u 2 = αf (x) for parameter α are studied. The problem is defined on the x line with decay of both the solution u(x) and the imposed forcing f (... Read More about Termination points and homoclinic glueing for a class of inhomogeneous nonlinear ordinary differential equations.

Type II singularities on complete non-compact Yamabe flow (2020)
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Choi, B., Daskalopoulos, P., & King, J. (2021). Type II singularities on complete non-compact Yamabe flow. Journal für die reine und angewandte Mathematik, 2021(772), 83-119. https://doi.org/10.1515/crelle-2020-0032

This work concerns with the existence and detailed asymptotic analysis of Type II singularities for solutions to complete non-compact confor-mally flat Yamabe flow with cylindrical behavior at infinity. We provide the specific blow-up rate of the max... Read More about Type II singularities on complete non-compact Yamabe flow.

Type II Singularities on complete non-compact Yamabe flow (2020)
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Choi, B., Daskalopoulos, P., & King, J. (2021). Type II Singularities on complete non-compact Yamabe flow. Journal für die reine und angewandte Mathematik, 2021(772), 83-119. https://doi.org/10.1515/crelle-2020-0032

This work concerns with the existence and detailed asymptotic analysis of Type II singularities for solutions to complete non-compact confor-mally flat Yamabe flow with cylindrical behavior at infinity. We provide the specific blow-up rate of the max... Read More about Type II Singularities on complete non-compact Yamabe flow.

A Systematic Upscaling of Nonlinear Chemical Uptake Within a Biofilm (2020)
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Dalwadi, M. P., & King, J. R. (2020). A Systematic Upscaling of Nonlinear Chemical Uptake Within a Biofilm. SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, 80(4), 1723-1750. https://doi.org/10.1137/19m130220x

When modelling transport of a chemical species to a colony of bacteria in a biofilm, it is computationally expensive 4 to treat each bacterium even as a point sink, let alone to capture the finite nature of each bacterium. Instead, models tend to 5 t... Read More about A Systematic Upscaling of Nonlinear Chemical Uptake Within a Biofilm.

An asymptotic analysis of the malonyl-CoA route to 3-hydroxypropionic acid in genetically engineered microbes (2020)
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Dalwadi, M. P., & King, J. R. (2020). An asymptotic analysis of the malonyl-CoA route to 3-hydroxypropionic acid in genetically engineered microbes. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 82, Article 36. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11538-020-00714-1

There has been recent interest in creating an efficient microbial production route for 3-hydroxypropionic acid, an important platform chemical. We develop and solve a mathematical model for the time-dependent metabolite concentrations in the malonyl-... Read More about An asymptotic analysis of the malonyl-CoA route to 3-hydroxypropionic acid in genetically engineered microbes.

Moving boundary problems for quasi-steady conduction limited melting (2019)
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Morrow, L. C., King, J. R., Moroney, T. J., & Mccue, S. (2019). Moving boundary problems for quasi-steady conduction limited melting. SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, 79(5), 2107-2131. https://doi.org/10.1137/18M123445X

The problem of melting a crystal dendrite is modelled as a quasi-steady Stefan 5 problem. By employing the Baiocchi transform, asymptotic results are derived in the limit that 6 the crystal melts completely, extending previous results that hold for a... Read More about Moving boundary problems for quasi-steady conduction limited melting.

A core mechanism for specifying root vascular pattern can replicate the anatomical variation seen in diverse plant species (2019)
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Mellor, N., Vaughan-Hirsch, J., Kümpers, B. M., Help-Rinta-Rahko, H., Miyashima, S., Pekka Mähönen, A., …Bishopp, A. (2019). A core mechanism for specifying root vascular pattern can replicate the anatomical variation seen in diverse plant species. Development, 146(6), Article dev172411. https://doi.org/10.1242/dev.172411

Pattern formation is typically controlled through the interaction between molecular signals within a given tissue. During early embryonic development, roots of the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana have a radially symmetric pattern, but a heterogeneou... Read More about A core mechanism for specifying root vascular pattern can replicate the anatomical variation seen in diverse plant species.

A tractable mathematical model for tissue growth (2019)
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Eyles, J., King, J. R., & Styles, V. (2019). A tractable mathematical model for tissue growth. Interfaces and Free Boundaries, 21(4), 463-493. https://doi.org/10.4171/IFB/428

© European Mathematical Society 2019 Using formal asymptotic methods we derive a free boundary problem representing one of the simplest mathematical descriptions of the growth and death of a tumour or other biological tissue. The mathematical model t... Read More about A tractable mathematical model for tissue growth.

The structure of a dewetting rim with strong slip: the long-time evolution (2018)
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Evans, P., King, J., & Münch, A. (2018). The structure of a dewetting rim with strong slip: the long-time evolution. Multiscale Modeling and Simulation: A SIAM Interdisciplinary Journal, 16(3), 1365-1391. https://doi.org/10.1137/15M1051221

When a thin viscous film dewets from a solid substrate, the liquid forms a characteristic rim near the contact line as the contact line retracts. The shape of the rim and also the retraction rate vary strongly with the amount of slip that occurs at t... Read More about The structure of a dewetting rim with strong slip: the long-time evolution.

Bifurcations of self-similar solutions for reversing interfaces in the slow diffusion equation with strong absorption (2018)
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Foster, J., Gysbers, P., King, J., & Pelinovsky, D. (2018). Bifurcations of self-similar solutions for reversing interfaces in the slow diffusion equation with strong absorption. Nonlinearity, 31(10), 4621-4648. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6544/aad30b

Bifurcations of self-similar solutions for reversing interfaces are studied in the slow diffusion equation with strong absorption. The self-similar solutions bifurcate from the time-independent solutions for standing interfaces. We show that such bif... Read More about Bifurcations of self-similar solutions for reversing interfaces in the slow diffusion equation with strong absorption.

Lie symmetries of nonlinear parabolic-elliptic systems and their application to a tumour growth model (2018)
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Cherniha, R., Davydovych, V., & King, J. R. (2018). Lie symmetries of nonlinear parabolic-elliptic systems and their application to a tumour growth model. Symmetry, 10(5), Article 171. https://doi.org/10.3390/sym10050171

A generalisation of the Lie symmetry method is applied to classify a coupled system of reaction-diffusion equations wherein the nonlinearities involve arbitrary functions in the limit case in which one equation of the pair is quasi-steady but the oth... Read More about Lie symmetries of nonlinear parabolic-elliptic systems and their application to a tumour growth model.

Limit-cycle oscillatory coexpression of cross-inhibitory transcription factors: a model mechanism for lineage promiscuity (2018)
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Bokes, P., & King, J. R. (in press). Limit-cycle oscillatory coexpression of cross-inhibitory transcription factors: a model mechanism for lineage promiscuity. Mathematical Medicine and Biology, https://doi.org/10.1093/imammb/dqy003

Lineage switches are genetic regulatory motifs that govern and maintain the commitment of a developing cell to a particular cell fate. A canonical example of a lineage switch is the pair of transcription factors PU.1 and GATA-1, of which the former i... Read More about Limit-cycle oscillatory coexpression of cross-inhibitory transcription factors: a model mechanism for lineage promiscuity.

Finite indentation of highly curved elastic shells (2018)
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Pearce, S. P., King, J. R., Steinbrecher, T., Leubner-Metzger, G., Everitt, N. M., & Holdsworth, M. J. (2018). Finite indentation of highly curved elastic shells. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 474(2209), https://doi.org/10.1098/rspa.2017.0482

Experimentally measuring the elastic properties of thin biological surfaces is non-trivial, particularly when they are curved. One technique that may be used is the indentation of a thin sheet of material by a rigid indenter, whilst measuring the app... Read More about Finite indentation of highly curved elastic shells.

New type I ancient compact solutions of the Yamabe flow (2017)
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Daskalopoulos, P., del Pino, M., King, J., & Sesum, N. (2017). New type I ancient compact solutions of the Yamabe flow. Mathematical Research Letters, 24(6), 1667-1691. https://doi.org/10.4310/MRL.2017.v24.n6.a5

We construct new ancient compact solutions to the Yamabe flow. Our solutions are rotationally symmetric and converge, as t→−∞, to two self-similar complete non-compact solutions to the Yamabe flow moving in opposite directions. They are type I ancien... Read More about New type I ancient compact solutions of the Yamabe flow.

Stress-dependent local oxidation of silicon (2017)
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Evans, J. D., & King, J. R. (2017). Stress-dependent local oxidation of silicon. SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, 77(6), 2012-2039. https://doi.org/10.1137/16M1060613

The two-dimensional isolation oxidation of silicon is considered for stress-dependent reaction and diffusion coefficients. The influence of such parameters is investigated numerically and asymptotically in the bird's beak problem and for curved geome... Read More about Stress-dependent local oxidation of silicon.

Theoretical approaches to understanding root vascular patterning: a consensus between recent models (2016)
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Mellor, N., Adibi, M., El-Showk, S., De Rybel, B., King, J., Mähönen, A. P., …Bishopp, A. (in press). Theoretical approaches to understanding root vascular patterning: a consensus between recent models. Journal of Experimental Botany, https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erw410

The root vascular tissues provide an excellent system for studying organ patterning, as the specification of these tissues signals a transition from radial symmetry to bisymmetric patterns. The patterning process is controlled by the combined action... Read More about Theoretical approaches to understanding root vascular patterning: a consensus between recent models.

Biphasic regulation of the transcription factor ABORTED MICROSPORES (AMS) is essential for tapetum and pollen development in Arabidopsis (2016)
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Ferguson, A., Pearce, S., Band, L. R., Yang, C., Ferjentsikova, I., King, J., …Wilson, Z. A. (in press). Biphasic regulation of the transcription factor ABORTED MICROSPORES (AMS) is essential for tapetum and pollen development in Arabidopsis. New Phytologist, 213, https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.14200

Viable pollen is essential for plant reproduction and crop yield. Its production requires coordinated expression at specific stages during anther development, involving early meiosis-associated events and late pollen wall formation. The ABORTED MICRO... Read More about Biphasic regulation of the transcription factor ABORTED MICROSPORES (AMS) is essential for tapetum and pollen development in Arabidopsis.

Hybrid vertex-midline modelling of elongated plant organs (2016)
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Fozard, J. A., Bennett, M. J., King, J. R., & Jensen, O. E. (2016). Hybrid vertex-midline modelling of elongated plant organs. Interface Focus, 6(5), Article 20160043. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsfs.2016.0043

We describe a method for the simulation of the growth of elongated plant organs, such as seedling roots. By combining a midline representation of the organ on a tissue scale and a vertex-based representation on the cell scale, we obtain a multiscale... Read More about Hybrid vertex-midline modelling of elongated plant organs.

Dynamic regulation of auxin oxidase and conjugating enzymes AtDAO1 and GH3 modulates auxin homeostasis (2016)
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Mellor, N. L., Band, L. R., Pěnčík, A., Novak, O., Rashed, A., Holman, T., …Owen, M. R. (2016). Dynamic regulation of auxin oxidase and conjugating enzymes AtDAO1 and GH3 modulates auxin homeostasis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(39), 11022-11027. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1604458113

Auxin is a key hormone regulating plant growth and development. We combine experiments and mathematical modeling to reveal how auxin levels are maintained via feedback regulation of genes encoding key metabolic enzymes. We describe how regulation of... Read More about Dynamic regulation of auxin oxidase and conjugating enzymes AtDAO1 and GH3 modulates auxin homeostasis.

The effects of insulin resistance on individual tissues: an application of a mathematical model of metabolism in humans (2016)
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Pearson, T., Wattis, J. A., King, J., McDonald, I., & Mazzatti, D. (in press). The effects of insulin resistance on individual tissues: an application of a mathematical model of metabolism in humans. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 78(6), https://doi.org/10.1007/s11538-016-0181-1

Whilst the human body expends energy constantly, the human diet consists of a mix of carbohydrates and fats delivered in a discontinuous manner. To deal with this sporadic supply of energy, there are transport, storage and utilisation mechanisms, for... Read More about The effects of insulin resistance on individual tissues: an application of a mathematical model of metabolism in humans.

A multi-scale model of the interplay between cell signalling and hormone transport in specifying the root meristem of Arabidopsis thaliana (2016)
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Muraro, D., Larrieu, A., Lucas, M., Chopard, J., Byrne, H. M., Godin, C., & King, J. R. (in press). A multi-scale model of the interplay between cell signalling and hormone transport in specifying the root meristem of Arabidopsis thaliana. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 404, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2016.04.036

The growth of the root of Arabidopsis thaliana is sustained by the meristem, a region of cell proliferation and differentiation which is located in the root apex and generates cells which move shootwards, expanding rapidly to cause root growth. The b... Read More about A multi-scale model of the interplay between cell signalling and hormone transport in specifying the root meristem of Arabidopsis thaliana.

Asymptotic analysis of a doubly nonlinear diffusion equation (2015)
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King, J. R. (2016). Asymptotic analysis of a doubly nonlinear diffusion equation. Nonlinear Analysis: Theory, Methods and Applications, 138, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.na.2015.12.003

We investigate the doubly nonlinear diffusion equation ∂u/∂t=1/n ∇.(u^m│∇u│^n-1) ∇u) and the same equation expressed in terms of a `pressure' variable. We classify various classes of compacted supported solutions, as well as finite-mass solutions t... Read More about Asymptotic analysis of a doubly nonlinear diffusion equation.

Pushed and pulled fronts in a discrete reaction-diffusion equation (2015)
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King, J. R., & O'Dea, R. D. (2015). Pushed and pulled fronts in a discrete reaction-diffusion equation. Journal of Engineering Mathematics, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10665-015-9829-3

We consider the propagation of wave fronts connecting unstable and stable uniform solutions to a discrete reaction-diffusion equation on a one-dimensional integer lattice. The dependence of the wavespeed on the coupling strength µ between lattice poi... Read More about Pushed and pulled fronts in a discrete reaction-diffusion equation.

FlowerNet: a gene expression correlation metwork for anther and pollen development (2015)
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Pearce, S., Ferguson, A., King, J., & Wilson, Z. A. (2015). FlowerNet: a gene expression correlation metwork for anther and pollen development. Plant Physiology, 167(4), https://doi.org/10.1104/pp.114.253807

Floral formation, in particular anther and pollen development, is a complex biological process with critical importance for seed set and for targeted plant breeding. Many key transcription factors regulating this process have been identified; however... Read More about FlowerNet: a gene expression correlation metwork for anther and pollen development.

Enhanced waterlogging tolerance in barley by manipulation of expression of the N-end rule pathway E3 ligase PROTEOLYSIS6 (2015)
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Mendiondo, G. M., Gibbs, D. J., Szurman-Zubrzycka, M., Korn, A., Marquez, J., Szarejko, I., …Holdsworth, M. J. (2016). Enhanced waterlogging tolerance in barley by manipulation of expression of the N-end rule pathway E3 ligase PROTEOLYSIS6. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 14(1), 40-50. https://doi.org/10.1111/pbi.12334

© 2016 Society for Experimental Biology, Association of Applied Biologists and John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Increased tolerance of crops to low oxygen (hypoxia) during flooding is a key target for food security. In Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh., the N... Read More about Enhanced waterlogging tolerance in barley by manipulation of expression of the N-end rule pathway E3 ligase PROTEOLYSIS6.

A mathematical model of the human metabolic system and metabolic flexibility (2014)
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Pearson, T., Wattis, J. A., King, J. R., MacDonald, I. A., & Mazzatti, D. (2014). A mathematical model of the human metabolic system and metabolic flexibility. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 76(9), https://doi.org/10.1007/s11538-014-0001-4

In healthy subjects some tissues in the human body display metabolic flexibility, by this we mean the ability for the tissue to switch its fuel source between predominantly carbohydrates in the post prandial state and predominantly fats in the fasted... Read More about A mathematical model of the human metabolic system and metabolic flexibility.

Systems Analysis of Auxin Transport in the Arabidopsis Root Apex (2014)
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Band, L. R., Wells, D. M., Fozard, J. A., Ghetiu, T., French, A. P., Pound, M. P., …Bennett, M. J. (2014). Systems Analysis of Auxin Transport in the Arabidopsis Root Apex. Plant Cell, 26(3), 862-875. https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.113.119495

Auxin is a key regulator of plant growth and development. Within the root tip, auxin distribution plays a crucial role specifying developmental zones and coordinating tropic responses. Determining how the organ-scale auxin pattern is regulated at the... Read More about Systems Analysis of Auxin Transport in the Arabidopsis Root Apex.

Vertex-element models for anisotropic growth of elongated plant organs (2013)
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Fozard, J. A., Lucas, M., King, J. R., & Jensen, O. E. (2013). Vertex-element models for anisotropic growth of elongated plant organs. Frontiers in Plant Science, 4(233), https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2013.00233

New tools are required to address the challenge of relating plant hormone levels, hormone responses, wall biochemistry and wall mechanical properties to organ-scale growth. Current vertex-based models (applied in other contexts) can be unsuitable for... Read More about Vertex-element models for anisotropic growth of elongated plant organs.

The putative influence of the agr operon upon survival mechanisms used by Clostridium acetobutylicum (2013)
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Jabbari, S., Steiner, E., Heap, J. T., Winzer, K., Minton, N. P., & King, J. R. (2013). The putative influence of the agr operon upon survival mechanisms used by Clostridium acetobutylicum. Mathematical Biosciences, 243(2), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mbs.2013.03.005

The bacterium Clostridium acetobutylicum produces acids as an energy-yielding process during exponential growth. An acidic environment, however, is toxic to the cells and two survival mechanisms are in place to prevent them from dying. Firstly, durin... Read More about The putative influence of the agr operon upon survival mechanisms used by Clostridium acetobutylicum.

Continuum limits of pattern formation in hexagonal-cell monolayers (2012)
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O'Dea, R. D., & King, J. R. (2012). Continuum limits of pattern formation in hexagonal-cell monolayers. Journal of Mathematical Biology, 64(3), https://doi.org/10.1007/s00285-011-0427-3

Intercellular signalling is key in determining cell fate. In closely packed tissues such as epithelia, juxtacrine signalling is thought to be a mechanism for the generation of fine-grained spatial patterns in cell differentiation commonly observed in... Read More about Continuum limits of pattern formation in hexagonal-cell monolayers.

The isolation of spatial patterning modes in a mathematical model of juxtacrine cell signalling (2011)
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O'Dea, R. D., & King, J. R. (2013). The isolation of spatial patterning modes in a mathematical model of juxtacrine cell signalling. Mathematical Medicine and Biology, 30(2), https://doi.org/10.1093/imammb/dqr028

Juxtacrine signalling mechanisms are known to be crucial in tissue and organ development, leading to spatial patterns in gene expression. We investigate the patterning behaviour of a discrete model of juxtacrine cell signalling due to Owen \& Sherrat... Read More about The isolation of spatial patterning modes in a mathematical model of juxtacrine cell signalling.

Multiscale analysis of pattern formation via intercellular signalling (2011)
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O'Dea, R. D., & King, J. R. (2011). Multiscale analysis of pattern formation via intercellular signalling. Mathematical Biosciences, 231(2), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mbs.2011.03.003

Lateral inhibition, a juxtacrine signalling mechanism by which a cell adopting a particular fate inhibits neighbouring cells from doing likewise, has been shown to be a robust mechanism for the formation of fine-grained spatial patterns (in which adj... Read More about Multiscale analysis of pattern formation via intercellular signalling.

Stochastic and deterministic multiscale models for systems biology: An auxin-transport case study (2010)
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Twycross, J., Band, L. R., Bennett, M. J., King, J. R., & Krasnogor, N. (2010). Stochastic and deterministic multiscale models for systems biology: An auxin-transport case study. BMC Systems Biology, 4, https://doi.org/10.1186/1752-0509-4-34

Background: Stochastic and asymptotic methods are powerful tools in developing multiscale systems biology models; however, little has been done in this context to compare the efficacy of these methods. The majority of current systems biology modellin... Read More about Stochastic and deterministic multiscale models for systems biology: An auxin-transport case study.

A multiple timescale analysis of a mathematical model of the Wnt/β-catenin signalling pathway (2009)
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Mirams, G. R., Byrne, H. M., & King, J. R. (2010). A multiple timescale analysis of a mathematical model of the Wnt/β-catenin signalling pathway. Journal of Mathematical Biology, 60(1), 131-160. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00285-009-0262-y

The Wnt signalling pathway is involved in stem cell maintenance, differentiation and tissue development. Its disregulation has also been implicated in many cancers. β-catenin is a protein that regulates both transcription of many genes and cell-cell... Read More about A multiple timescale analysis of a mathematical model of the Wnt/β-catenin signalling pathway.

Elucidating the interactions between the adhesive and transcriptioanl functions of beta-catenin in normal and cancerous cells (2007)
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van Leeuwen, I. M. M., Byrne, H. M., Jensen, O. E., & King, J. R. (2007). Elucidating the interactions between the adhesive and transcriptioanl functions of beta-catenin in normal and cancerous cells. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 247(1), 77-102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2007.01.019

Wnt signalling is involved in a wide range of physiological and pathological processes. The presence of an extracellular Wnt stimulus induces cytoplasmic stabilisation and nuclear translocation of beta-catenin, a protein that also plays an essential... Read More about Elucidating the interactions between the adhesive and transcriptioanl functions of beta-catenin in normal and cancerous cells.