BMC Systems Biology
Many problems in biomedicine and other areas of the life sciences can be characterized as control problems, with the goal of finding strategies to change a disease or otherwise undesirable state of a biological system into another, more desirable, state through an intervention, such as a drug or other therapeutic treatment. The identification of such strategies is typically based on a mathematical model of the process to be altered through targeted control inputs. This paper focuses on processes at the molecular level that determine the state of an individual cell, involving signaling or gene regulation. The mathematical model type considered is that of Boolean networks. The potential control targets can be represented by a set of nodes and edges that can be manipulated to produce a desired effect on the system.
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Murrugarra, David; Veliz-Cuba, Alan; Aguilar, Boris; and Laubenbacher, Reinhard, "Identification of Control Targets in Boolean Molecular Network Models via Computational Algebra" (2016). Mathematics Faculty Publications. 71.