Regulatory Responses and Control Analysis: Assessment of the Relative Importance of Internal Effectors

  • Herbert M. Sauro
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Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 190)

Abstract

What do we mean by regulation? The term is not well defined and we use it perhaps a little too easily when we come to talk about metabolism and its “regulation”. If we were to ask n biochemists we would probably get m (greater or less than n) answers, somewhat related, but different. As may be demonstrated by comparing the views expressed in different chapters of this book, there is no universally agreed definition nor, in consequence, any quantitative measure (however defined).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Herbert M. Sauro
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  1. 1.Department of GeneticsUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghUK

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