Periodic Forcing of a Biochemical System with Multiple Modes of Oscillatory Behaviour

  • Federico Moran
  • Albert Goldbeter
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 138)


A two variable system that represents two enzymic reactions shows birhythmicity and multi-threshold excitability. Sinusoidal forcing of this system in the region of birhythmicity can give complex birhythmicity.


Bifurcation Diagram Oscillatory Behaviour Period Doubling Instability Region Stable Limit Cycle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Federico Moran
    • 1
  • Albert Goldbeter
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry Faculty of ChemistryUniversidad ComplutenseMadridSpain
  2. 2.Faculté des Sciences Université Libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium

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