Gating functions in protein networks

Lord Snooty bonzo at
Fri Jul 25 03:34:44 EST 2003

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.


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.
> h s a u r o @ k g i dot e d u
> "Lord Snooty" <bonzo at> wrote in message
> news:pgpmoose.200307151456.10888 at
> > 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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