Biological networks by Frantois Kopos, Frantois Kopos

By Frantois Kopos, Frantois Kopos

This quantity provides a well timed and accomplished assessment of organic networks in any respect association degrees within the spirit of the complicated structures procedure. It discusses the transversal matters and basic rules in addition to the final constitution, dynamics, and modeling of a wide range of organic networks on the molecular, mobile, and inhabitants degrees. Anchored in either empirical info and a powerful theoretical heritage, the booklet for that reason lends priceless credence to the advanced structures strategy.

Contents: Scale-Free Networks in Biology (E Almaas et al.); Modularity in organic Networks (R V Solé et al.); Inference of organic Regulatory Networks: computing device studying methods (F d Alché-Buc); Transcriptional Networks (F Képès); Protein interplay Networks (K Tan & T Ideker); Metabolic Networks (D A Fell); Heterogeneous Molecular Networks (V Schächter); Evolution of Regulatory Networks (A Veron et al.); Complexity in Neuronal Networks (Y Frégnac et al.); Networks of the Immune approach (R E Callard & J Stark); A heritage of the examine of Ecological Networks (L-F Bersier); Dynamic community types of Ecological range, Complexity, and Nonlinear endurance (R J Williams & N D Martinez); an infection Transmission via Networks (J S Koopman).

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Usually referred as biological regulatory networks, these processes involve genes, RNA and proteins. Through time, some genes via their products act as regulators for other genes, inhibiting the expression of the regulee or inducing its expression. This nonstop interaction between regulators and regulees enables the cell to produce adequate responses to internal or external signals. Hence, a coherent global dynamical behavior seemingly emerges from the elementary individual behaviors. Identifying and understanding these regulatory mechanisms appear nowadays as one of the key challenge in systems biology with potential applications in therapeutical targeting, drug design, diagnosis and management of disease (1).

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