BACKGROUND In plant roots, auxin is critical for patterning and morphogenesis. It regulates cell elongation and division, the development and maintenance of root apical meristems, and other processes. In Arabidopsis, auxin distribution along the central root axis has several maxima: in the root tip, in the basal meristem and at the shoot/root junction. The… (More)
The methods for constructing "chaotic" nonlinear systems of differential equations modeling gene networks of arbitrary structure and dimensionality with various types of symmetry are considered. It has been shown that an increase in modality of the functions describing the control of gene expression efficiency allows for a decrease in the dimensionality of… (More)
Regulation of plant growth and development by auxin is mediated by the hormone controlled distribution and dose-dependent mechanisms of its action. A mathematical model is proposed, which described the distribution of auxin in the cells extending along the central axis of the Arabidopsis thaliana root. This model reproduces qualitatively both auxin… (More)
The model for reception of the concentration gradient of the Hedgehog morphogen has been developed. The mechanism of co-operation of the proteins Patched, Smoothened, and Hedgehog is theoretically analyzed in terms of different versions of interactions within this group of proteins. The parametric stability of the modeled system is considered.
Alternative splicing is a widespread phenomenon in higher eukaryotes, where it serves as a mechanism to increase the functional diversity of proteins. This phenomenon has been described for different classes of proteins, including transcription regulatory proteins. We demonstrated that in the simplest genetic system model the formation of the alternatively… (More)