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Energy Estimations And The Creation Of An Artificial Immune System

Lars Liberg
Göteborg : Chalmers tekniska högskola, 2019. 79 s.
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The dawn of the information era is upon us and yet there are many unresolved mysteries in the universe, one among them are the governing mechanism behind our own immunity. By keep researching with relevant questions we might someday find the answer to that simple question. In order to investigate this question further one must first learn the basics of immunology and from there try to advance towards the goal. Obviously this question could not be answered, mostly due to lack in knowledge concerning energy expenditure in immune cell activation and alike. Instead energy expenditures by different systems/organs of our body are investigated and compared to our recommended calorie intake, in order to see how well the numbers add up. This comparison is important because the energy we eat should be equal to the energy we spend daily (if we maintain the same weight), because today, food is the only source of energy we know about. The second part of this master’s Thesis concerns agent based models to simulate an adaptive immune response. The results from the simulations are quite obvious but the important thing is that the code capture some dynamics which the real immune system shows. Usually one does not simulate an immune response because it is too large to consider.

Nyckelord: Immune system, energy, lymphocytes, killer cells, immunity, health, T-cells, B-cells, macrophage, adaptive immunity, agent based model, energy expenditure, infection, pathogen, phagocyte

Publikationen registrerades 2019-06-11. Den ändrades senast 2019-06-11

CPL ID: 256728

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