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Examples of Hysteresis Phenomena in Biology

  • Hamid Reza NooriEmail author
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Abstract

Hysteresis may occur in different spatiotemporal scales of consideration. From switches in protein-DNA interactions (Chatterjee et al. 2008), microscopic cellular signaling pathways with bistable molecular cascades (Angeli et al. 2004; Qiao 2007), cell division, differentiation, cancer onset and apoptosis (Sha et al. 2003; Eissing et al. 2004; kim et al. 2007; Wilhelm 2009), protein folding (Andrews et al. 2013) and purinergic neuron-astrocyte interactions in the brain (Noori 2011) up to macroscopic biomechanics of cornea (Congdon et al. 2006) and lung deformations (Escolar and Escolar 2004), hysteresis phenomena are ubiquitous in biology. In this chapter, we will briefly discuss a few examples of hysteresis phenomena in biology, which may qualitatively resemble many other biological processes.

Keywords

Central Corneal Thickness Hysteresis Behavior Hysteresis Phenomenon Corneal Hysteresis Preisach Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Central Institute for Mental HealthInstitute for PsychopharmacologyMannheimGermany

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