GeNeDis 2014 pp 163-172 | Cite as

Mitochondrial Fusion Through Membrane Automata

Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 820)


Studies have shown that malfunctions in mitochondrial processes can be blamed for diseases. However, the mechanism behind these operations is yet not sufficiently clear. In this work we present a novel approach to describe a biomolecular model for mitochondrial fusion using notions from the membrane computing. We use a case study defined in BioAmbient calculus and we show how to translate it in terms of a P automata variant. We combine brane calculi with (mem)brane automata to produce a new scheme capable of describing simple, realistic models. We propose the further use of similar methods and the test of other biomolecular models with the same behaviour.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of InformaticsIonian UniversityCorfuGreece

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