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Gating functions in protein networks

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Mon Aug 11 08:34:03 EST 2003


But what make you think gene regulatory networks display chaotic dynamics?


"Dan" <dmb at mrc-dunn.cam.ac.uk> wrote in message
news:3F268145.4010200 at mrc-dunn.cam.ac.uk...
> you would think, but when dealing with chaotic ocalations
> the problem is somewhat more complex.
>
> Did you know a simple driven ocalator can have an infinate
> number of stable paterns at the onset of chaos?
>
> This means that the palete of natures regulatory networks
> in infinate in theory.
>
> Cool eh?
>
>
> Lord Snooty wrote:
> > Thanks. When reverse engineering a metabolic circuit, the answer to this
> > question is important. Any information at all in this regard reduces the
> > reconstruction effort (aka the search space) considerably.
> >
> > -Andrew
> >
> > Caltech News Server wrote:
> >
> >
> >>You can easily make logic gates using moiety conserved cycles, pretty
much
> >>all signaling pathways are made using them. Now whether nature does this
is
> >>another matter.
> >>
> >>HMS
> >>
> >>h s a u r o @ k g i dot e d u
> >>
> >>"Lord Snooty" <bonzo at dog.com> wrote in message
> >>news:pgpmoose.200307151456.10888 at net.bio.net...
> >>
> >>>It seems clear that a Boolean AND function occurs in nature. Also, it
is
> >>>clear that, since both inhibition and excitation of pathways exists, we
> >>>can have a NOT gate equivalent. But does an OR gate exist in natural
> >>>protein pathways? An XOR gate?
> >>>
> >>>-Andrew
> >>>
> >>
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> >
> >
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