Regulation and Covering Problems in MP Systems


The study of efficient methods to deduce fluxes of biological reactions, by starting from experimental data, is necessary to understand metabolic dynamics, and is a central issue in systems biology. In this paper we report some initial results, together with related open problems, regarding the efficient computation of regulation fluxes in metabolic P systems. By means of Log-gain theory the system dynamics can be linearized, in such a way to be described by a recurrence equations system, of which we point out a few algebraic properties, involving covering problems.

International Workshop on Membrane Computing, WMC 2009