2008, 5(4): 601-616. doi: 10.3934/mbe.2008.5.601

Parameter estimation in a structured erythropoiesis model


Department of Mathematics, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana 70504-1010, United States


Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma 73034, United States

Received  December 2007 Revised  May 2008 Published  October 2008

We develop a numerical method for estimating parameters in a structured erythropoiesis model consisting of a nonlinear system of partial differential equations. Convergence theory for the computed parameters is provided. Numerical results for estimating the growth rate of precursor cells as a function of the erythropoietin concentration and the decay rate of erythropoietin as a function of the total number of precursor cells from computationally generated data are provided. Standard errors for such parameters are also given.
Citation: Azmy S. Ackleh, Jeremy J. Thibodeaux. Parameter estimation in a structured erythropoiesis model. Mathematical Biosciences & Engineering, 2008, 5 (4) : 601-616. doi: 10.3934/mbe.2008.5.601

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