Gating functions in protein networks

Dan dmb at mrc-dunn.cam.ac.uk
Wed Jul 30 05:04:11 EST 2003


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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