Biochemical Reactions

  • James Keener
  • James Sneyd
Part of the Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics book series (IAM, volume 8/1)

Cells can do lots of wonderful things. Individually they can move, contract, excrete, reproduce, signal or respond to signals, and carry out the energy transactions necessary for this activity. Collectively they perform all of the numerous functions of any living organism necessary to sustain life. Yet, remarkably, all of what cells do can be described in terms of a few basic natural laws. The fascination with cells is that although the rules of behavior are relatively simple, they are applied to an enormously complex network of interacting chemicals and substrates. The effort of many lifetimes has been consumed in unraveling just a few of these reaction schemes, and there are many more mysteries yet to be uncovered.


Periodic Solution Hopf Bifurcation Bifurcation Diagram Mass Action Biochemical Reaction 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • James Keener
    • 1
  • James Sneyd
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

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