Load-induced modulation of signal transduction networks.

@article{Jiang2011LoadinducedMO,
  title={Load-induced modulation of signal transduction networks.},
  author={Peng Jiang and Alejandra C. Ventura and Eduardo D. Sontag and Sof{\'i}a D. Merajver and Alexander J. Ninfa and Domitilla Del Vecchio},
  journal={Science signaling},
  year={2011},
  volume={4 194},
  pages={ra67}
}
Biological signal transduction networks are commonly viewed as circuits that pass along information--in the process amplifying signals, enhancing sensitivity, or performing other signal-processing tasks--to transcriptional and other components. Here, we report on a "reverse-causality" phenomenon, which we call load-induced modulation. Through a combination of analytical and experimental tools, we discovered that signaling was modulated, in a surprising way, by downstream targets that receive… CONTINUE READING
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