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Apr 07, John rated it really liked it "An Introduction to Systems Biology: Design Principles of Biological Circuits" provides a great deal of insight into how the connections of gene and protein interaction networks provide the necessary robustness and control to achieve cellular function in the face of chemical noise. This is a book that can be read at two levels: either a qualitative understanding of the behavior or at a more detailed mathematical level.

I personally found the qualitative insights very interesting, even quite "An Introduction to Systems Biology: Design Principles of Biological Circuits" provides a great deal of insight into how the connections of gene and protein interaction networks provide the necessary robustness and control to achieve cellular function in the face of chemical noise.

I personally found the qualitative insights very interesting, even quite exciting. For this reason, I have decided to give a detailed summary of some of the qualitative findings to promote a broader appreciation for these ideas outside of their mathematical context.

Fortunately, these ideas were extremely well organized, with roughly a chapter for every bullet point below. How does a cell control the conditions in which a given gene is allowed to express a protein? The work behind this book finds out by first assembling the network of activations and repressions at work in a cell, abstracting away biochemical particulars.

Then, it looks to see what motifs structural patterns occur much more and less frequently in those networks as compared to networks assembled by chance. Each motif is then examined for what function it then provides. Let us now talk about some common motifs found with this approach. This allows for "a" to be activated very quickly, with the confidence that it will regulate its own level.

This acts to filter out transient changes in "a". Similarly, if either "a" or "b" is sufficient to activate "c", then temporary gaps in the production of "a" will not affect the production of "c", due to the presence of "b".

This allows for an initial pulse of "c" upon "a", but that is then brought under control by "b". Varying responses to a common input can create a first-in, last-out stack of activation. Different sensitivities to the "a" and "b" of coherent feed-forward loops can create first-in, first-out queues as "a" falls to smaller concentrations with respect to "b". The second half of the book turns to engineering considerations of robustness and cost optimization.

How does the cell send correct signals, transcribe the right proteins, and express the right genes for as little management overhead as possible? Independent diffusion and the corresponding exponential decay would not lead to gradients of sufficient lengths in some applications, which is solved by the morphogen having a quicker decay in interaction with itself, leading to a power-law decay rate.

If the item fails the second assessment, and is ejected, the complex is not allowed to be checked again, creating a level of error checking effectively squaring the quality of the assessment. For example, for a gene to be regulated, it requires both a certain discrepancy in fitness value for whether or not the gene is expressed and a variability in the environment. The smaller the discrepancy, or the smaller the variability, the more likely the gene is simply expressed or not, without the fitness overhead of gene regulation.

Similarly, for a feed-forward loop to evolve, there has to be a certain likelihood of transient signals in the environment that cause a regulated gene to be expressed causing a sufficient impact in fitness for the cost of the feed-forward loop to be expressed.

In this manner, the structure of gene regulation often gives an indication about the environment that regulatory structure is optimized for. Certainly, given the above discussion about optimization this caught me by surprise: why bear the cost of producing a regulatory protein most of the time?

One answer is that an unbound state can be activated accidentally by chemically similar proteins. By keeping the state bound in the state it is usually needed, it is less likely to be deactivated or activated, respectively in error.

Overall, as you can see, this book delivers fantastic intuition and understanding about the regulatory dynamics of microbiological activity. I think this book is a wonderful pairing with "An Introduction to Systems Biology: Design Principles of Biological Circuits", but would still reveal substantial insights by itself. Brings basic quantitative chemistry to treat cellular biochemical synthesis and transcriptional regulation.

Introduces some cell network concepts and offers some insight into selective principles and evolution.

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Updates: New! Second edition is now available Full solutions Manual for excercises, and powerpoint versions of figures, available or instructors, please contact Uri Alon Third printing available from April , about typos corrected To report typos, please contact Uri Alon All book figures are available online here! Book Description: 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. Explains the basic circuitry in transcription regulation, signal transduction, and developmental networks Includes examples ranging from bacterial chemotaxis through developmental patterning and neuronal circuits to immune recognition Examines the principle of robustness Details how constrained evolutionary optimization can be used to understand optimal circuit design Considers how kinetic proofreading and other mechanisms can minimize errors made in biological information-processing Includes solved problems after each chapter that detail topics not discussed in the main text Thorough and accessible, this book presents the design principles of biological systems, and highlights the recurring circuit elements that make up biological networks.

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Apr 07, John rated it really liked it "An Introduction to Systems Biology: Design Principles of Biological Circuits" provides a great deal of insight into how the connections of gene and protein interaction networks provide the necessary robustness and control to achieve cellular function in the face of chemical noise. This is a book that can be read at two levels: either a qualitative understanding of the behavior or at a more detailed mathematical level. I personally found the qualitative insights very interesting, even quite "An Introduction to Systems Biology: Design Principles of Biological Circuits" provides a great deal of insight into how the connections of gene and protein interaction networks provide the necessary robustness and control to achieve cellular function in the face of chemical noise. I personally found the qualitative insights very interesting, even quite exciting. For this reason, I have decided to give a detailed summary of some of the qualitative findings to promote a broader appreciation for these ideas outside of their mathematical context. Fortunately, these ideas were extremely well organized, with roughly a chapter for every bullet point below.

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