Modular decomposition and analysis of biological networks
This paper addresses the decomposition of biochemical networks into functional modules that preserve their dynamic properties upon interconnection with other modules, which permits the inference of network behavior from the properties of its constituent modules. The modular decomposition method developed here also has the property that any changes in the parameters of a chemical reaction only affect the dynamics of a single module. To illustrate our results, we define and analyze a few key biological modules that arise in gene regulation, enzymatic networks, and signaling pathways. We also provide a collection of examples that demonstrate how the behavior of a biological network can be deduced from the properties of its constituent modules, based on results from control systems theory.
- Pub Date:
- December 2014
- Quantitative Biology - Molecular Networks;
- Journal / technical report, 43 pages, 17 figures