Cooperative Assembly Systems

Vincent Danos, Heinz Koeppl, John Wilson-Kanamori

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Several molecular systems form large-scale objects. One would like to understand their assembly and how this assembly is regulated. As a first step, we investigate the phase transition structure of a class of bipartite cooperative assembly systems. We characterize which of these systems have a (probabilistic) equilibrium and find an explicit form for their local energy (§2). We obtain, under additional limitations on cooperativity, the average dynamics of some partial observables (§4). Combining both steps, we obtain conditions for the phase transition to a large cluster (§5).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDNA Computing and Molecular Programming
Subtitle of host publication17th International Conference, DNA 17, Pasadena, CA, USA, September 19-23, 2011. Proceedings
EditorsLuca Cardelli, William Shih
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-23638-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-23637-2
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg


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