Team:Paris/Modeling/hill approach
From 2008.igem.org
Model of the APE modelisationWhat kind of Mathematical Simulation ?One of the strength of the synthetic biology is that precise knowledge and caracterisation of certains interactions allow very good predictions and simulations. So, our second model intends to get the best precision in the modelisation, consistent with the simpliest (but still logical) hypothesis possible. To determine interactions like MichaëlisMenten's or Hill's, we start from the basical chemicals equations and try to caracterise it consequences on the behaviour of the system with few parameters. For instance, each complexation reactions will be caracterised at their steadystate, for all sets of initial concentrations (see complexations). We decided to use mostly Ordinary Differential Equation approach, at least for the study of the Oscillations and of the FIFO. For the Synchronisation module, we will probably use Probabilistic Differential Equations, in order to introduce the differences between the cells. BioChemical General AssumptionsWe know that the following equations do not describe properly what really happens in the cells. For exemple, we know that the transcription factor flhDflhC is actually an hexamere FlhD_{4}C_{2}. But, as we will surely not get access to the dissociation constant of the hexamerisation, we just treat it as an abstract inducer protein "FlhDC", with an order (n) in its complexation caracterisation probably between 3 and 6 (but perhaps completly different; the estimation of the error by the 'findparam' program will tell us if we are right to do so). For the moment, at each part of our modelisation, we reduce the expression of a gene at its transcription. The translation process is not taken into acount (see however considerations on RBS). As we need to keep our cells in the exponential phase of growth (and since we can't use the already mentioned system of Ron Weiss, see description of the project), our system works in a chemostat. We will also be able to estimate the Cell Density, and we will have to take into acount the renewal phenomenon. Under this conditions, we assume the following constants to be true :
→ Dilution Rate : 0.0198 min^{1}
→ Average Intracellular Volume : XXX L → Average Extracellular Volume (in the chemostat) : XXX L
→ Dilution Rate : XXX min^{1} To see more details about the values of the involved constants, see the bibliography and the estimation section. Incrementally detailed Parts of our Project
