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Delay Differential Equations in the Dynamics of Gene Copying

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Anael Verdugo, Richard H. Rand

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Paper No. DETC2007-34214, pp. 681-686; 6 pages
  • ASME 2007 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 5: 6th International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Control, Parts A, B, and C
  • Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, September 4–7, 2007
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division and Computers and Information in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4806-X | eISBN: 0-7918-3806-4
  • Copyright © 2007 by ASME


We analyze a model of gene transcription and protein synthesis which has been previously presented in the biological literature. The model takes the form of an ODE (ordinary differential equation) coupled to a DDE (delay differential equation), the state variables being concentrations of messenger RNA and protein. The delay is assumed to depend on the concentration of mRNA and is therefore state-dependent. Linear analysis gives a critical time delay beyond which a periodic motion is born in a Hopf bifurcation. Lindstedt’s method is applied to the nonlinear system, resulting in closed form approximate expressions for the amplitude and frequency of oscillation.

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