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toxin on the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Characterizing these phenomena is the change of the variability-based fitness versus the administration time, implying somehow the loss of the host fitness. Periods of highly vulnerable effects are those around the midnight peak of melatonin secretion where the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines is regulated by two pathways, NFkBsignaling and the melatonin-induced pathway. On the contrary, high concentration of plasma cortisol in the morning provides an inhibitory effect on the activation of the NFkB-signaling module, resulting in reduced effects of endotoxin administration. Sensitivity analysis synchronization has been examined for pro- and anti-inflammatory responses. Although the cellular pro-inflammatory responses are different from cell to cell, under an external stimulus their responses become more similar in the 22761436 first time period directly after LPS treatment. However, anti-inflammatory responses among cells do not lead to a significant trend of synchronization. This phenomenon results from the fact that all cells follow the only path that activates the NFkB-signaling module to produce pro-inflammatory cytokines under the primary stimulus signal, while the path to produce anti-inflammatory cytokines is secondary and set under the effects of pro-inflammatory inhibitors. After the first period, stochastic oscillations resume in the population of cells although the systemic manifestation of inflammation does not quite abate. Time-dependent effects under endotoxin treatment As observed in previous studies, 25279926 there are clearly significant effects of circadian rhythms on the dosing time in therapeutic treatments. For instance, low dose prednisolone has more effect on rheumatoid arthritis at 2:00AM than at 7:00AM and bedtime dosing with nifedipine gastrointestinal therapeutic system for antihypertensive medications is more effective than morning dosing”. We therefore explore the timedependent effects of endotoxin administration by executing in Agent-Based Model of Human Endotoxemia Change Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Change q q q q q q q q q No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Parameters kp ki fi fa fm mp pf pt ae DFvar/Dp 0.2085 0.4481 0.1861 0.3260 0.1560 0.1883 0.1607 0.1391 0.1425 DFvar/Dp 0.2461 0.2679 0.2520 0.3485 0.1440 0.2452 0.1585 0.1429 0.3303 decrease/increase 75% of the current value; if greater than 1.0, set to 1.0. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0055550.t004 ments is beyond the scope of this manuscript, proposed concepts in this study may actually be applicable in the near future as singlecell studies become increasingly common. Also, the proposed framework provides an effective model to generate testable hypotheses for a number of `what if’ scenarios to understand the connectivity of critical components in the immune system and the interplay between circadian controls and endotoxin treatments. Materials and Methods Human endotoxin model and data collection The data used in this study were generated as part of the Inflammation and Host Response to Injury Large Scale Collaborative Project funded by the USPHS, U54 GM621119. Human subjects were injected intravenously with endotoxin at a dose of 2-ng/kg body weight or 0.9% sodium MedChemExpress 1260907-17-2 chloride. Following lysis of erythrocytes and isolation of total RNA from leukocyte pellets, biotin-labeled cRNA was hybridized to the Hu133A and Hu133B arrays containing a total of 44,924 probes for measuring the expression level of genes that can be either activated or