O'Reilly logo

Mathematical Concepts and Methods in Modern Biology by Terrell Hodge, Raina Robeva

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 1

Mechanisms of Gene Regulation: Boolean Network Models of the Lactose Operon in Escherichia coli

Raina Robeva*, Bessie Kirkwood* and Robin Davies, *Department of Mathematical Sciences, Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA, USA, Department of Biology, Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA, USA

1.1 Introduction

Understanding the mechanisms of gene expression is critically important for understanding the regulation of cellular behavior. Transcription of genes (messenger RNA (mRNA) synthesis), translation of mRNA (protein synthesis), degradation of mRNA and proteins, and protein–protein interactions are all involved in the control of gene expression where proteins may bind with DNA, with mRNA, and with other proteins, leading to complex ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required