Gating functions in protein networks

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Thu Jul 24 03:35:03 EST 2003


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

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"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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