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Dynamical Networks in Physics and Biology : Centre de Physique Des Houches - D. Beysens

Dynamical Networks in Physics and Biology

Centre de Physique Des Houches

By: D. Beysens (Editor), Gabor Forgacs (Editor)

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This volume contains the material presented at the Third Les Houches Winter Workshop on the "Frontier of Physics and Biology". The workshop was devoted to questions of dynamical networks, which present a ubiquitous form of organization in both inanimate and living systems. The articles included in the book demonstrate, through specific examples, how biological systems use the distinctive properties of interconnected networks, widely studied in the physical sciences, to regulate vital physiological processes.

Introduction
Cooperative Phenomena in Physical Networks
Complex Networks in Cell Biology
The Keratocyte Cytoskeleton: A Dynamic Structural Network
Adhesion Mediated Signaling: The Role of Junctional Plaque Proteins in the Regulation of Tumorigenesis
Of Proteins, Redox States and Living Things
Tensegrity and the Emergence of a Cellular Biophysics
The Leukocyte Actin Cytoskeleton
Branched Polymers and Gels
Statistical Mechanisms of Semiflexible Polymers: Theory and Experiment
Scale Effects, Anisotropy and Non-Linearity of Tensegrity Structures: Applications to Cell Mechanical Behavior
Networks of Extracellular Matrix and Adhesion Proteins
Networks of Extracellular Fibers and the Generation of Morphogenetic Forces
First Steps Towards a Comprehensive Model of Tissues, or: A Physicist Looks at Development
Networks of Droplets Induced by Coalescence: Application to Cell Sorting
A Monte-Carlo Approach to Growing Solid Non-Vascular Tumors
Intracellular Communication via Protein Kinase Networks
Molecular Networks that Regulate Development
H-Bond Networks in Stability and Function of Biological Macromolecules
A Network of Cell Interactions Mediated by Frizzled is Essential for Gastrulation and Anteroposterior Axis Determination in Xenopus Embryos
Fluid Lipid-Bilayer Membranes: Some Basic Physical Mechanisms for Lateral Self-Organization
Logical Analysis of Timing-Dependent Signaling Properties in the Immune System
A Water Channel Network in Cell Membranes of the Filter Chamber of Homopteran Insects
Creative Genomic Webs
Hebbian Learning of Temporal Correlations: Sound Localization in the Barn Owl Auditory System
Structures of Supercoiled DNA and their Biological Implications
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ISBN: 9783540653493
ISBN-10: 354065349X
Series: Centre de Physique Des Houches
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 315
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.47