Modelling signalling pathways – a yeast approach

  • Bodil Nordlander
  • Edda Klipp
  • Bente Kofahl
  • Stefan Hohmann
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Part of the Topics in Current Genetics book series (TCG, volume 13)

Abstract

MAP kinase pathways are conserved signalling systems in eukaryotes that control stress responses, cell growth, and proliferation, as well as differentiation. Here, we discuss and compare the feedback control mechanisms of two very well studied yeast signalling systems: the pheromone response pathway and the osmosensing HOG pathway. Mathematical models have recently been generated, allowing in silico analysis of signalling properties of both pathways. To advance our understanding of pathway control and to make modelling less dependent on parameter estimation, quantitative time course data of high precision and resolution need to be generated in the future and implemented into mathematical models. We expect that a combination of quantitative analyses and modelling/simulation will provide novel insight into the rules with which signalling pathways control cellular processes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bodil Nordlander
    • 1
  • Edda Klipp
    • 2
  • Bente Kofahl
    • 2
  • Stefan Hohmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Göteborg University, Box 462, S-40530 GöteborgSweden
  2. 2.Berlin Center for Genome Based Bioinformatics (BCB), Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Dept. Vertebrate Genomics, Ihnestr. 73, 14195 BerlinGermany

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