One hub-one process: A tool based view on regulatory network topology
2008 (English)In: BMC Systems Biology, ISSN 1752-0509, Vol. 2, 25- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The relationship between the regulatory design and the functionality of molecular networks is a key issue in biology. Modules and motifs have been associated to various cellular processes, thereby providing anecdotal evidence for performance based localization on molecular networks. To quantify structure-function relationship we investigate similarities of proteins which are close in the regulatory network of the yeast Saccharomyces Cerevisiae. We find that the topology of the regulatory network show weak remnants of its history of network reorganizations, but strong features of co-regulated proteins associated to similar tasks. This suggests that local topological features of regulatory networks, including broad degree distributions, emerge as an implicit result of matching a number of needed processes to a finite toolbox of proteins.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 2, 25- p.
Regulatory network, topology
Condensed Matter Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-11457DOI: doi:10.1186/1752-0509-2-25OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-11457DiVA: diva2:151128