An Introduction to Systems Biology: Design Principles of Biological Circuits

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CRC Press, Jul 7, 2006 - Mathematics - 320 pages
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Thorough and accessible, this book presents the design principles of biological systems, and highlights the recurring circuit elements that make up biological networks. It provides a simple mathematical framework which can be used to understand and even design biological circuits. The textavoids specialist terms, focusing instead on several well-studied biological systems that concisely demonstrate key principles.

An Introduction to Systems Biology: Design Principles of Biological Circuits builds a solid foundation for the intuitive understanding of general principles. It encourages the reader to ask why a system is designed in a particular way and then proceeds to answer with simplified models.

  

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Contents

Transcription Networks Basic Concepts
5
23 Elements of Transcription Networks
7
231 Separation of Timescales
9
Activators and Repressors
12
The Input Function
13
A Simple Framework for Understanding Network Dynamics
15
235 MultiDimensional Input Functions Govern Genes with Several Inputs
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236 Interim Summary
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72 Bacterial Chemotaxis or How Bacteria Think
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722 Response and Exact Adaptation
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73 The Chemotaxis Protein Circuit of E coli
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731 Attractants Lower the Activity of X
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732 Adaptation Is Due to Slow Modification of X That Increases Its Activity
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741 FineTuned Model
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742 The BarkaiLeibler Robust Mechanism for Exact Adaptation
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743 Robust Adaptation and Integral Feedback
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241 The Response Time of Stable Proteins Is One Cell Generation
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Further Reading
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Autoregulation A Network Motif
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321 Detecting Network Motifs by Comparison to Randomized Networks
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A Network Motif
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34 Negative Autoregulation Speeds the Response Time of Gene Circuits
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35 Negative Autoregulation Promotes Robustness To Fluctuations in Production Rate
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351 Positive Autoregulation Slows Responses and Can Lead to BiStability
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Exercises
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The FeedForward Loop Network Motif
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42 The Number of Appearances of a Subgraph in Random Networks
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43 The FeedForward Loop is a Network Motif
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44 The Structure of the FeedForward Loop Gene Circuit
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45 Dynamics of the Coherent Type1 FFL with AND Logic
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46 The C1FFL is a SignSensitive Delay Element
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461 Delay Following an ON Step of Sx
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462 No Delay Following an OFF Step of Sx
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465 SignSensitive Delay in the Arabinose System of E coli
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466 The OR Gate C1FFL Is a SignSensitive Delay for OFF Steps of Sx
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47 The Incoherent Type1 FFL
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A Pulse Generator
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473 The I1FFL Speeds the Response Time
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474 Response Acceleration Is Sign Sensitive
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476 Three Ways to Speed Your Responses An Interim Summary
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48 Why Are Some FFL Types Rare?
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49 Convergent Evolution of FFLs
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410 Summary
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Further Reading
70
Exercises
71
Temporal Programs and the Global Structure of Transcription Networks
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52 The SingleInput Module SIM Network Motif
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53 SIMs Can Generate Temporals Expression Programs
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54 Topological Generalizations of Network Motifs
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55 The MultiOutput FFL Can Generate FIFO Temporal Order
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551 The MultiOutput FFL Can Also Act as a Persistence Detector for Each Output
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BiFlaws and Dense Overlapping Regulons
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57 Network Motifs and the Global Structure of Sensory Transcription Networks
89
Further Reading
92
Exercises
93
Network Motifs in Developmental Signal Transduction and Neuronal Networks
97
62 Network Motifs in Developmental Transcription Networks
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621 TwoNode Positive Feedback Loops for Decision Making
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622 Regulating Feedback and Regulated Feedback
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623 Long Transcription Cascades and Developmental Timing
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63 Network Motif in Signal Transduction Networks
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64 Information Processing Using MultiLayer Perceptrons
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642 MultiLayer Perceptrons Can Perform Detailed Computations
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Negative Feedback and Oscillator Motifs
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66 Network Motifs in the Neuronal Network of C elegans
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661 The MultiInput FFL in Neuronal Networks
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662 MultiLayer Perceptrons in the C elegans Neuronal Network
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67 Summary
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Further Reading
128
Exercises
129
Robustness of Protein Circuits The Example of Bacterial Chemotaxis
135
744 Experiments Show That Exact Adaptation Is Robust Whereas SteadyState Activity and Adaptation Times Are FineTuned
149
Further Reading
151
Exercises
152
Robust Patterning in Development
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82 Exponential Morphogen Profiles Are Not Robust
161
83 Increased Robustness by SelfEnhanced Morphogen Degradation
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84 Network Motifs That Provide Degradation Feedback for Robust Patterning
165
85 The Robustness Principle Can Distinguish between Mechanisms of Fruit Fly Patterning
166
Further Reading
172
Kinetic Proofreading
175
92 Kinetic Proofreading of the Genetic Code Can Reduce Error Rates of Molecular Recognition
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921 Equilibrium Binding Cannot Explain the Precision of Translation
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922 Kinetic Proofreading Can Dramatically Reduce the Error Rate
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93 Recognizing Self and NonSelf by the Immune System
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931 Equilibrium Binding Cannot Explain the Low Error Rate of Immune Recognition
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932 Kinetic Proofreading Increases Fidelity of TCell Recognition
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94 Kinetic Proofreading May Occur in Diverse Recognition Processes in the Cell
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Further Reading
188
Optimal Gene Circuit Design
193
102 Optimal Expression Level of a Protein Under Constant Conditions
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021 The Benefit of the LacZ Protein
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1022 The Cost of the LacZ Protein
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1023 The Fitness Function and the Optimal Expression Level
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1024 Laboratory Evolution Experiment Shows That Cells Reach Optimal LacZ Levels in a Few Hundred Generations
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Optinal Regulation in Variable Environments
201
104 Environmental Selection of the FeedForward Loop Network Motif
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105 Summary
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Exercises
208
Demand Rules for Gene Regulation
215
112 The Savageau Demand Rule
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1122 Mutational Explanation of the Demand Rule
219
1123 The Problem with MutantSelection Arguments
220
114 The Selection Pressure for Optimal Regulation
222
115 Demand Rules for MultiRegulator Systems
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116 Summary
228
Further Reading
230
Epilogue Simplicity in Biology
233
The Input Function of a Gene MichaelisMenten and Hill Equations
241
MichaelisMenten Equation
244
A3 Cooperativity of Inducer Binding and the Hill Equation
245
A4 The Momod Changeux and Wymann Model
247
A6 Binding of an Activator to Its DNA Site
248
A61 Comparison of Dynamics with Logic and Hill Input Functions
250
Further Reading
251
MultiDimensional Input Functions
253
Exercises
255
Graph Properties of Transcription Networks
257
C3 Clustering Coefficients of Transcription Networks
259
D CellCell Variability in Gene Expression
261
Further Reading
264
GLOSSARY
265
BIBLIOGRAPHY
271
INDEX
295
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