Acta Biotheoretica

, Volume 41, Issue 1–2, pp 85–96

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

  • Daniel Kahn
  • Hans V. Westerhoff

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

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Kahn
    • 1
  • Hans V. Westerhoff
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Molecular BiologyNetherlands Cancer InstituteAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Biologie Moléculaire des Relations-Plantes-MicroorganmesINRA-CNRSCastanet-Tolosan CedexFrance
  3. 3.E.C. Slater InstituteUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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