Acta Biotheoretica

, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp 85–96

The regulatory strength: How to be precise about regulation and homeostasis

Authors

  • Daniel Kahn
    • Division of Molecular BiologyNetherlands Cancer Institute
  • Hans V. Westerhoff
    • Division of Molecular BiologyNetherlands Cancer Institute
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00712777

Cite this article as:
Kahn, D. & Westerhoff, H.V. Acta Biotheor (1993) 41: 85. doi:10.1007/BF00712777

Abstract

The concepts of regulation and homeostasis are of frequent use but lack a single universally accepted definition. Here we propose a definition of theregulatory strength andhomeostatic strength, which allow to assess the importance of a regulatory pathway in a quantitative fashion.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993