17. Molecular titration generates ultrasensitive responses in biological circuits¶
Molecular titration provides a simple, versatile mechanism to generate ultrasensitive responses in molecular circuits
Molecular titration enables stochastic activation of bacterial persistence states
Separation of timescales
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Ferrell JE Jr and Ha SH wrote a three-part series of articles on ultrasensitivity: See parts I, II, and III. All are excellent, but part II in particular covers stoichiometric inhibitors, which is the main focus of this lecture.
import numpy as np import scipy.stats as st import numba import collections import biocircuits import panel as pn pn.extension() import bokeh.io import bokeh.plotting bokeh.io.output_notebook()