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Weighted scale-free networks with topology-dependent interactions are studied. It is shown that the possible universality classes of critical behavior, which are known to depend on topology, can also be explored by tuning the form of the interactions at fixed topology. For a model of opinion formation, simple mean field and scaling arguments show that a(More)
In this paper we present a discussion of a phenomenological model of the MAPK cascade which was originally proposed by Angeli et al. (PNAS 101, 1822 (2004)). The model and its solution are extended in several respects: a) an analytical solution is given for the cascade equilibria, exploiting a parameter-based symmetry of the rate equations; b) we discuss(More)
Scale-free networks with topology-dependent interactions are studied. It is shown that the universality classes of critical behavior, which conventionally depend only on topology, can also be explored by tuning the interactions. A mapping, gamma'=(gamma-mu)/(1-mu), describes how a shift of the standard exponent gamma of the degree distribution P(q) can(More)
We introduce a minimal model description for the dynamics of transcriptional regulatory networks. It is studied within a mean-field approximation, i.e., by deterministic ODE's representing the reaction kinetics, and by stochastic simulations employing the Gillespie algorithm. We elucidate the different results that both approaches can deliver, depending on(More)
A simulation approach to the stochastic growth of bacterial towers is presented, in which a non-uniform and finite nutrient supply essentially determines the emerging structure through elementary chemotaxis. The method is based on cellular automata and we use simple, microscopic, local rules for bacterial division in nutrient-rich surroundings. Stochastic(More)
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