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Publications [#49074] of David F. Anderson
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 David F. Anderson and Jonathan C. Mattingly, Propagation of Fluctuations in Biochemical Reaction Systems, II: Nonlinear Chains
(Fall, 2006)
(last updated on 2006/09/19)
Abstract: We consider biochemical reaction chains and investigate how random fluctuations, as characterized by variance, propagate down the chains. We perform such a study under the assumption that the number of molecules is high enough so that the behavior of the concentrations of the system is well approximated by differential equations. We conclude that the variances of the fluxes will decrease as one moves down the chain and, through an example, show that there is no corresponding result for the variances of the chemical species.


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