Transient pulse formation in Jasmonate signaling pathway

Banerjee, Subhasis ; Bose, Indrani (2011) Transient pulse formation in Jasmonate signaling pathway Journal of Theoretical Biology, 273 (1). pp. 188-196. ISSN 0022-5193

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The jasmonate (JA) signaling pathway in plants is activated as defense response to a number of stresses like attacks by pests or pathogens and wounding by animals. Some recent experiments provide significant new knowledge on the molecular detail and connectivity of the pathway. The pathway has two major components in the form of feedback loops, one negative and the other positive. We construct a minimal mathematical model, incorporating the feedback loops, to study the dynamics of the JA signaling pathway. The model exhibits transient gene expression activity in the form of JA pulses in agreement with experimental observations. The dependence of the pulse amplitude, duration and peak time on the key parameters of the model is determined computationally. The deterministic and stochastic aspects of the pathway dynamics are investigated using both the full mathematical model and a reduced version of it. We also compare the mechanism of pulse formation with the known mechanisms of pulse generation in some bacterial and viral systems.

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Keywords:Feedback Loop; Transient Pulse; Stochastic Dynamics; Defense Response; Signaling Pathway
ID Code:93739
Deposited On:25 Jun 2012 13:10
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