Kinetics of cell-to-cell spread of viruses
V. P. Zhdanov
Department of Applied Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, S-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden
Boreskov Institute of Catalysis RAS, 630090 Novosibirsk, Russia
Recent experiments indicate that many viruses can move between
cells directly via the cell-cell contacts without diffusing
through the extracellular environment. We present the first
generic kinetic model describing intracellular viral kinetics
in combination with this mode of spread of virions.
Our Monte Carlo simulations show the specifics of
the propagation of the infection front in this case.