Thursday, July 12, 20122:00 PM - 3:00 PMCNLS Conference Room (TA-3, Bldg 1690)|
A mathematical model of pulsed mRNA production in E. coli bacteria
Emanuel Salazar CavazosCNLS and CINVESTAV, Mexico
The characteristics and dynamics of messenger RNA (mRNA) production play an important role in expressed cell behavior. In E. coli bacteria, it has been observed that mRNA can be produced in pulses, with the consequence of significant fluctuations of the total number of mRNA molecules. We build a mathematical representation of a particular gene from E. coli to study the underlying mechanism of the mRNA pulses, the resulting dynamical behavior, and potential evolutionary benefits of pulsed mRNA production for the bacteria.
Host: Kipton Barros, T-4 and CNLS