BioND — Dynamics of Biological Networks

Untangling energy metabolism

Thilo Gross
Physics 4, 63, 2011 , 2011.

Abstract

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The study of biology poses a number of exciting challenges, many of which can be addressed with concepts and techniques from physics. Prominent among these is understanding the functioning, and failure, of the networks of nonlinear interactions inside a living cell. In a paper appearing in Physical Review E, Eva Gehrmann at the Darmstadt University of Technology in Germany and her colleagues combine new theoretical approaches to gain insight into the glycolytic pathway, a network of reactions that is essential to the cell’s metabolism.

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