Function and Regulation of Cellular Systems by Reinhart Heinrich, Thomas Höfer (auth.), PD Dr. Andreas

By Reinhart Heinrich, Thomas Höfer (auth.), PD Dr. Andreas Deutsch, Prof. Dr. Jonathon Howard, Dr. Martin Falcke, Prof. Dr. Walter Zimmermann (eds.)

Current organic examine calls for an increasing number of the large use of subtle mathematical tools and computer-aided research of experiments and information. Mathematical research finds similarities and adjustments in association rules of metabolic, signaling and mobile interplay networks.
This hugely interdisciplinary booklet makes a speciality of structural, dynamical and useful features of mobile platforms and offers corresponding experiments and mathematical types. it may well function an creation for biologists, mathematicians and physicists to key questions in mobile structures which might be studied with mathematical types. contemporary version ways are provided with purposes in mobile metabolism, intra- and intercellular signaling, mobile mechanics, community dynamics and trend formation. furthermore, utilized matters as tumor telephone progress, dynamics of the immune approach and biotechnology are incorporated. The publication relies on chosen peer-reviewed contributions and discussions on the "1. foreign MTBio workshop on functionality and rules of mobile structures: experiments and versions" (Dresden, June 24-30, 2001). The overseas competence and knowledge community MTBio (Modeling and idea within the Biosciences, www.mtbio.de) has been lately based to enhance communique among experimentalists and theoreticians sharing pursuits within the program of mathematical versions.

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Introduction Skeletal muscle converts the thermodynamic force of the non-equilibrium ATP / ADP concentration ratio in the cytosol into mechanical force during contraction 1 [1]. As such, skeletal muscle function can be described using engineering concepts as a chemo-mechano transducer (Fig. 1). The molecular machinery involved in this conversion consists, amongst others, of filaments of actin and the motor protein myosin ATPase, and the calcium (Ca2+)-activated switch protein troponin [1]. The non-equilibrium cytosolic ATP / ADP concentration potential is thermodynamically buffered by the cellular pool of mitochondria via oxidative ADP phosphorylation.

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