Systems Biology: Properties of Reconstructed Networks

Bernhard Ø. Palsson

  • 出版商: Cambridge
  • 出版日期: 2006-01-16
  • 售價: $3,150
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$2,993
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 336
  • 裝訂: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 0521859034
  • ISBN-13: 9780521859035
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Genome sequences are now available that enable us to determine the biological components that make up a cell or an organism. The new discipline of systems biology examines how these components interact and form networks, and how the networks generate whole cell functions corresponding to observable phenotypes. This textbook, the first devoted to systems biology, describes how to model networks, how to determine their properties, and how to relate these to phenotypic functions. The prerequisites are some knowledge of linear algebra and biochemistry. Though the links between the mathematical ideas and biological processes are made clear, the book reflects the irreversible trend of increasing mathematical content in biology education. Therefore to assist both teacher and student, in an associated web site Palsson provides problem sets, projects and Powerpoint slides, and keeps the presentation in the book concrete with illustrative material and experimental results.

First textbook in the new field of systems biology ¿ Associated website with slides, projects, problems ¿ Open layout, summary points, guides to literature, lots of illustrations


Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Basic concepts in systems biology; Part I. Reconstruction of Biochemical Networks: 3. Metabolic networks; 4. Regulatory networks; 5. Signalling networks; Part II. Mathematical Representation of Reconstructed Networks: 6. Basic features of S; 7. Topological properties; 8. Fundamental subspaces; 9. Null space of S; 10. The left null space of S; 11. The row and column spaces of S; Part III. Capabilities of Reconstructed Networks: 12. Dual causality; 13. Properties of solution spaces; 14. Sampling properties of solution spaces; 15. Finding functional states; 16. Parametric sensitivity; 17. Epilogue; Appendix A: nomenclature and abbreviations; Appendix B: E. coli core metabolic network; Bibliography; Index.