Passive Molecular Communication Through Ligand–Receptor Binding

  • Barış Atakan


In this chapter, passive molecular communication (PMC) is introduced for the cases in which the receiver nanomachine (RN) has receptors on its surface and receives molecules by means of the ligand–receptor binding phenomenon. The deterministic and probabilistic models of the ligand–receptor binding are first introduced. Then, PMC in gene regulatory networks is discussed and a unified model incorporating the diffusion and degradation of molecules and ligand–receptor binding is introduced. Accuracies of the concentration and gradient sensing with ligand–receptor binding are also investigated. Finally, the communication theories and techniques are given for PMC with ligand–receptor binding.


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  • Barış Atakan
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  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineeringİzmir Institute of TechnologyUrlaTurkey

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