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Genetic Network Analyzer : Qualitative simulation of genetic regulatory networks

H. de Jong, J. Geiselmann, C. Hernandez, M. Page

Bioinformatics, 19(3) : 336-344, 2003

Motivation : The study of genetic regulatory networks has received a major impetus from the recent development of experimental techniques allowing the measurement of patterns of gene expression in a massively parallel way. This experimental progress calls for the development of appropriate computer tools for the modeling and simulation of gene regulation processes.

Results : We present Genetic Network Analyzer (GNA), a computer tool for the modeling and simulation of genetic regulatory networks. The tool is based on a qualitative simulation method that employs coarse-grained models of regulatory networks. The use of GNA is illustrated by a case study of the network of genes and interactions regulating the initiation of sporulation in Bacillus subtilis.

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