Computational Nature of Biochemical Reactions

  • A. Ehrenfeucht
  • G. Rozenberg
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4036)


The functioning of a living cell consists of a (huge) number of individual biochemical reactions. These reactions are regulated, where the two main regulation mechanisms are: facilitation/acceleration and inhibition/retardation. The interaction between individual biochemical reactions takes place through their influence on each other, and this influence is through facilitation or inhibition (or both).


Living Cell Computer Science Reaction System Biochemical Reaction Formal Language 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Ehrenfeucht
    • 1
  • G. Rozenberg
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Colorado at BoulderBoulderU.S.A.
  2. 2.Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS)Leiden UniversityLeidenThe Netherlands

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