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Title: Relating bisimulations with attractors in boolean network models
Author: Figueiredo, Daniel
Keywords: Biological regulatory networks
Minimization of models
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Springer
Abstract: When studying a biological regulatory network, it is usual to use boolean network models. In these models, boolean variables represent the behavior of each component of the biological system. Taking in account that the size of these state transition models grows exponentially along with the number of components considered, it becomes important to have tools to minimize such models. In this paper, we relate bisimulations, which are relations used in the study of automata (general state transition models) with attractors, which are an important feature of biological boolean models. Hence, we support the idea that bisimulations can be important tools in the study some main features of boolean network models.We also discuss the differences between using this approach and other well-known methodologies to study this kind of systems and we illustrate it with some examples.
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-38827-4_2
ISBN: 978-3-319-38826-7
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