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Developing Synthetic Transport Systems

  • Furthers the reader's understanding of the problems associated with developing artificial cells

  • Optimizing systems for minimal cells

  • Developing synthetic transport systems


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Alexey Melkikh, Maria Sutormina
    Pages 35-83
  3. Alexey Melkikh, Maria Sutormina
    Pages 131-197
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 199-199

About this book


​Understanding the general laws of an effective system for the transport of substances in cells is an important goal of systems and synthetic biology and will help us to answer why the transport subsystem of a cell is arranged as it is. In addition, the construction of models for optimizing transport systems is of considerable importance in the early stages in the development of a functioning protocell. The aim of this book is to describe the latest techniques for the calculation of the optimal parameters of the transport subsystem of a cell at its maximum efficiency. The book will describe linear and nonlinear programming, dynamic programming, game theory for models of ion transport in different types of cells (e.g. mammalian cells, bacteria, plants and fungi).


Game theory Ion transport Linear programming Minimal Cell

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Physics and TechnologyUral Federai UniversityYekaterinburgRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Technology, Department of PhysicsUral Fedrai UniversityYekaterinburgRussia

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