Monday, May 4, 2009

Cell-wide Control

Identifying multiple stable states of a cell and the key regulatory motifs controlling those states might be an efficient way to have control of the whole cell's dynamics. This is essentially like identifying all the switches in a circuit. Of course, some switches affect one another; such cases would need to be resolved.

If the switching points in a cellular network are identified, the cell can be rewired so that some states follow after another or that some states affect another -- small connections can create grand effects.

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