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Design principles of stripe-forming motifs: the role of positive feedback

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dc.contributor.author Munteanu, Andreea
dc.contributor.author Cotterell, James
dc.contributor.author Solé Vicente, Ricard, 1962-
dc.contributor.author Sharpe, James
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-18T09:59:55Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-18T09:59:55Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Munteanu A, Cotterell J, Solé RV, Sharpe J. Design principles of stripe-forming motifs: the role of positive feedback. Scientific Reports. 2014;4:5003. DOI: 10.1038/srep05003
dc.identifier.issn 2045-2322
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/23864
dc.description.abstract Interpreting a morphogen gradient into a single stripe of gene-expression is a fundamental unit of patterning in early embryogenesis. From both experimental data and computational studies the feed-forward motifs stand out as minimal networks capable of this patterning function. Positive feedback within gene networks has been hypothesised to enhance the sharpness and precision of gene-expression borders, however a systematic analysis has not yet been reported. Here we set out to assess this hypothesis, and find an unexpected result. The addition of positive-feedback can have different effects on two different designs of feed-forward motif– it increases the parametric robustness of one design, while being neutral or detrimental to the other. These results shed light on the abundance of the former motif and especially of mutual-inhibition positive feedback in developmental networks.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Nature Publishing Group
dc.relation.ispartof Scientific Reports. 2014;4:5003
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dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
dc.subject.other Expressió gènica
dc.subject.other Regulació genètica
dc.title Design principles of stripe-forming motifs: the role of positive feedback
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep05003
dc.subject.keyword Computational models
dc.subject.keyword Network topology
dc.subject.keyword Morphogenesis
dc.subject.keyword Pattern formation
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