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Different Approaches Used in Modeling of Cell Membrane Electroporation

Clair Poignard 1, 2 Aude Silve 3 Lars Wegner 3 
Abstract : Cell electroporation is a complex phenomenon, which consists in the emergence of defects in cell membranes subjected to electric pulses. Since the end of the 90's biophysical models have been developed to explain and predict the conditions for cell electroporation. However the recent biological data, in particular those dealing with the influence of the repetition rate of the pulses challenge these biophysical models. In this chapter different approaches to model electropore formation are presented. The simplest equivalent circuit model is first presented. Biophysical approaches, which are extensively presented in Chapter 1 are rapidly overviewed. For each approach, advantages and disadvantages are also discussed, in terms of physical meaning and validation with the experimental data. Then phenomenological apporach is introduced. Such approaches consist in designing the model on an empirical basis thanks to the experience. Even though the physical bases of such models are still lacking, their provide new interesting views on the electroporation processes, as described by the experiments. The aim of the chapter is to introduce the reader to different ways of modeling cell membrane electroporation, and to provide some possible directions to obtain a more reliable theory of electroporation in accordance with the experiments and with a justified theoretical basis.
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Clair Poignard, Aude Silve, Lars Wegner. Different Approaches Used in Modeling of Cell Membrane Electroporation. Handbook of Electroporation, Springer, pp.24, 2017, Handbook of Electroporation, 978-3-319-26779-1. ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-26779-1_3-1⟩. ⟨hal-01483487⟩



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