• Negative interactions and feedback regulations are required for transient cellular response.

      Mobashir, Mohammad; Madhusudhan, Thati; Isermann, Berend; Beyer, Tilo; Schraven, Burkhart; Helmholtz Centre for infection research, Inhoffenstr. 7, 38124 Braunschweig, Germany. (2014)
      Signal transduction is a process required to conduct information from a receptor to the nucleus. This process is vital for the control of cellular function and fate. The dynamics of signaling activation and inhibition determine processes such as apoptosis, proliferation, and differentiation. Thus, it is important to understand the factors modulating transient and sustained response. To address this question, by applying mathematical approach we have studied the factors which can alter the activation nature of downstream signaling molecules. The factors which we have investigated are loops (feed forward and feedback loops), cross-talk of signal transduction pathways, and the change in the concentration of the signaling molecules. Based on our results we conclude that among these factors feedback loop and the cross-talks which directly inhibit the target protein dominantly controls the transient cellular response.