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Sensitivity analysis and experimental design of a stiff signal transduction pathway model

Yue, H. and Jia, J.F. and Brown, M. and Wang, H. and Kell, D.B. (2007) Sensitivity analysis and experimental design of a stiff signal transduction pathway model. In: 5th International Conference on Sensitivity Analysis of Model Output (SAMO2007), 2007-06-18.

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Abstract

Sensitivity analysis is normally used to analyze how sensitive a system is with respect to the change of parameters or initial conditions and is perhaps best known in systems biology via the formalism of metabolic control analysis [1, 2]. The nuclear factor B (NF-B) signalling pathway is an important cellular signalling pathway, of which protein phosphorylation is a major factor controlling the activation of further downstream events. The NF-κB proteins regulate numerous genes that play important roles in inter- and intra-cellular signalling, cellular stress responses, cell growth, survival, and apoptosis. As such, its specificity and its role in the temporal control of gene expression are of crucial physiological interest.