Biochemical Reactions as Computations

  • Andrzej Ehrenfeucht
  • Grzegorz Rozenberg
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4497)


Two main mechanisms behind the functioning of biochemical reactions are facilitation and inhibition; these mechanisms are also central for the interaction between biochemical reactions. This observation underlies the theory of reaction systems which is a formal framework for the investigation of biochemical reactions, and especially interactions between them.


Reaction System Boolean Function Biochemical Reaction Traditional Model Formal Framework 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrzej Ehrenfeucht
    • 1
  • Grzegorz Rozenberg
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309USA
  2. 2.Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science, Leiden University, Niels Bohrweg 1, 2333 CA LeidenThe Netherlands

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