Ordinary Differential Equation (ODE), Model
An ODE (ordinary differential equation) model is a set of differential equations involving functions of only one independent variable and one or more of their derivatives with respect to that variable. ODEs are the most widespread formalism to model dynamical systems in science and engineering. In systems biology, many biological processes such as gene regulation and signal transduction can be modeled by reaction-rate equations expressing the rate of production of one species (e.g., protein, mRNA, metabolite, or small molecules) as a function of the concentration of other species in the system. ODE models provide a general framework to model such processes as continuous dynamic systems.
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