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On the Interplay between Entropy and Robustness of Gene Regulatory Networks
Laboratory of Systems Biology, Department of Electrical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, 300, Taiwan
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Received: 2 March 2010; in revised form: 10 April 2010 / Accepted: 28 April 2010 / Published: 4 May 2010
Abstract: The interplay between entropy and robustness of gene network is a core mechanism of systems biology. The entropy is a measure of randomness or disorder of a physical system due to random parameter fluctuation and environmental noises in gene regulatory networks. The robustness of a gene regulatory network, which can be measured as the ability to tolerate the random parameter fluctuation and to attenuate the effect of environmental noise, will be discussed from the robust H∞ stabilization and filtering perspective. In this review, we will also discuss their balancing roles in evolution and potential applications in systems and synthetic biology.
Keywords: entropy robustness; kinetic parameter fluctuation; random noise; evolution of gene network; synthetic gene network; systems and synthetic biology; robust H∞ stabilization and filtering
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Chen, B.-S.; Li, C.-W. On the Interplay between Entropy and Robustness of Gene Regulatory Networks. Entropy 2010, 12, 1071-1101.
Chen B-S, Li C-W. On the Interplay between Entropy and Robustness of Gene Regulatory Networks. Entropy. 2010; 12(5):1071-1101.
Chen, Bor-Sen; Li, Cheng-Wei. 2010. "On the Interplay between Entropy and Robustness of Gene Regulatory Networks." Entropy 12, no. 5: 1071-1101.