• Satoru Miyano

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    • Modelling and simulation of signal transductions in an apoptosis pathway by using timed Petri nets

      Chen Li Qi-Wei Ge Mitsuru Nakata Hiroshi Matsuno Satoru Miyano

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      This paper first presents basic Petri net components representing molecular interactions and mechanisms of signalling pathways, and introduces a method to construct a Petri net model of a signalling pathway with these components. Then a simulation method of determining the delay time of transitions, by using timed Petri nets – i.e. the time taken in firing of each transition – is proposed based on some simple principles that the number of tokens flowed into a place is equivalent to the number of tokens flowed out. Finally, the availability of proposed method is confirmed by observing signalling transductions in biological pathways through simulation experiments of the apoptosis signalling pathways as an example.

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