Recently, we revealed a standard pattern of a macroscopic molecular network for controlling morphogenetic processes such as the development of organs, including blast, mesoderm, heart, and hands during about sevenfold cell divisions and a standard bio-chemical clock like the circadian one (Naitoh in Artif Life Robot 13, 2008; Japan J Ind Appl Math 28(1), 2011; J Phys Conf Ser 344, 2012; Artif Life Robot 17, 2012) A network model derived logically based on experimental observations is described by a nonlinear differential equation for predicting time evolutions of six macroscopic molecular groups: three gene groups and three enzyme groups, which include promoting and suppressing factors. Here, the macroscopic model extended for also describing aging processes shows various types of cycles and reveals the physical condition for determining whether or not living beings such as humans can survive after getting ill. It is stressed that, after becoming ill, living systems with overly fast generation of information molecules such as various genes end in death, whereas relatively fast production of enzymes leads to recovery. This may also explain an essential feature underlying carcinogenic processes.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology
- Artificial Intelligence