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Title: Dissipation in noisy chemical networks: The role of deficiency

We study the effect of intrinsic noise on the thermodynamic balance of complex chemical networks subtending cellular metabolism and gene regulation. A topological network property called deficiency, known to determine the possibility of complex behavior such as multistability and oscillations, is shown to also characterize the entropic balance. In particular, when deficiency is zero the average stochastic dissipation rate equals that of the corresponding deterministic model, where correlations are disregarded. In fact, dissipation can be reduced by the effect of noise, as occurs in a toy model of metabolism that we employ to illustrate our findings. This phenomenon highlights that there is a close interplay between deficiency and the activation of new dissipative pathways at low molecule numbers.
Authors:
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  1. Complex Systems and Statistical Mechanics, Physics and Materials Science Research Unit, University of Luxembourg, 162a Avenue de la Faïencerie, Luxembourg L-1511 (Luxembourg)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22493208
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 143; Journal Issue: 18; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; BALANCES; CORRELATIONS; GENE REGULATION; METABOLISM; MOLECULES; NOISE; OSCILLATIONS; STOCHASTIC PROCESSES; THERMODYNAMICS; TOPOLOGY