Motif analysis for small-number effects in chemical reaction dynamics.

@article{Saito2016MotifAF,
  title={Motif analysis for small-number effects in chemical reaction dynamics.},
  author={Nen Saito and Yuki Sughiyama and Kunihiko Kaneko},
  journal={The Journal of chemical physics},
  year={2016},
  volume={145 9},
  pages={094111}
}
The number of molecules involved in a cell or subcellular structure is sometimes rather small. In this situation, ordinary macroscopic-level fluctuations can be overwhelmed by non-negligible large fluctuations, which results in drastic changes in chemical-reaction dynamics and statistics compared to those observed under a macroscopic system (i.e., with a large number of molecules). In order to understand how salient changes emerge from fluctuations in molecular number, we here quantitatively… CONTINUE READING